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  • The Political Thought of Sayyid Qutbby Sayed Khatab

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This new book takes a literary approach in its study of Sayyid Qutb, one of the most significant political thinkers for contemporary Islamists and who has greatly influenced the likes of Osama Bin Laden. Executed by the Egyptian state in 1966, his books continue to be read and his theory of jahiliyya ?ignorance? is still of prime importance for... more...

  • Religion, Social Practice, and Contested Hegemoniesby Armando Salvatore; Mark LeVine

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00

    This collection of essays examines how modern public spheres reflect and mask - often both simultaneously - discourses of order, contests for hegemony, and techniques of power in the Muslim world. It builds on scholarship that re-imagines theories and practices of the public in modern and contemporary societies. While examining disparate time periods... more...

  • Political Legitimization without Morality?by Jörg Kühnelt

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 159.00

    The authors in the present volume argue that, in generating a state?s constitution, unconstrained reference to morality is hardly suitable. They propose new arguments within the spectrum marked by typical political and rational accounts of legitimacy. more...

  • The Theory of Social Revolutionsby Brooks Adams

    The Floating Press 1913; US$ 7.95

    In America, in 1770, a well-defined aristocracy held control. As an effect of the Industrial Revolution upon industry and commerce, the Revolutionary War occurred, the colonial aristocracy misjudged the environment, adhered to Great Britain, were exiled, lost their property, and perished. Immediately after the American Revolution and also as a part... more...

  • The Legitimacy Puzzle in Latin Americaby John A. Booth; Mitchell A. Seligson

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    This book examines citizens' attitudes toward the legitimacy of their political systems and the relationship between political legitimacy and democratic stability. more...

  • Political Revolutions of the 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuriesby Tim McNeese

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 84.00

    An encyclopaedic survey of political revolutions, covering three centuries; In addition to substantial essay-length entries, Political Revolutions features sidebars and timelines, a chronology, bibliography, primary documents source, and appendices McNeese and Crompton examine the origins and nature of selected political revolutions in the past three... more...

  • Revolution, Rebellion, Resistanceby Eric Selbin

    Zed Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    In this ground-breaking book, Eric Selbin argues that we need to look beyond the economic, political, and social structural conditions to the thoughts and feelings of the people who make revolutions. In particular, he argues, we need to understand the stories people relay and rework of past injustices as they struggle in the present toward a better... more...

  • Three Anarchical Fallaciesby William A. Edmundson

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 44.00

    This book exposes fallacies inspired by the idea that coercion seems inseparable from government and in doing so shows that living in a just state remains a worthy ideal. more...

  • State in Contemporary Islamic Thought, Theby Abdelilah Belkeziz

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    The debates on 'Islam and Modernity' clearly include in their analysis notions of the State. Abdelillah Belkeziz here charts the development of the concept of 'the state' (al-dawlah) in Islamic discourse over the last two centuries. The result is a tour de force survey of the most influential Muslim thinkers of the modern era, which encompasses three... more...

  • Hegemony and Sovereign Equalityby M. J. Balogun

    Springer New York 2011; Not Available

    The ?interest contiguity theory,? which is the book?s centerpiece, holds that rather than a smooth, one-way cruise through history, humankind?s journey from the inception to the present has brought him/her face to face with broadly three types of interests. The first is the individual interest, which, strange as it may sound, tends to be internally... more...