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  • Islam and Politicsby Peter Mandaville

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This book is an accessible and comprehensive account of political Islam in the twenty-first century. Drawing on insights from comparative politics and Islamic studies, it explains the complex interaction between Islam, society, the state, and processes of globalization. The book demonstrates that political Islam, far from being a monolithic phenomenon,... more...

  • The Political Economy of a Plural Worldby Robert Cox; Michael G. Schechter

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 55.95

    Building on his seminal contributions to the field, Robert W. Cox engages with the major themes that have characterized his work over the past three decades, and the main topics which affect the globalized world at the start of the twentieth-century. This new volume by one of the world's leading critical thinkers in international political economy... more...

  • The Political Thought of Ayatollah Murtaza Mutahhariby Mahmood T. Davari

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Ayatollah Murtaza Mutahhari was a significant figure in the movement which brought the Islamic Republic of Iran into being. Mutahhari, a student of Ayatollah Khomeini and particularly close to his mentor, had broad theoretical concerns regarding religion, society and economy. He is generally considered as a prominent contemporary intellectual figure... more...

  • The West and Islamby Mishal Fahm al-Sulami

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book analyzes the relationship between Western and Islamic political ideas. The focus is on the similarities and differences between Western liberal democracy and shura - often seen as the Islamic counterpart to Western democracy. This is the first work to provide a direct and detailed comparison between the two systems of ideas, as given expression... more...

  • Revolutions in World Historyby Michael D. Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 35.95

    This broad comparative survey focuses on five big case studies, starting with the English Revolution in the seventeenth century, and going on to the Mexican, Russian, Vietnamese and Iranian Revolutions. Revolutions in World History traces the origins, developments, and outcomes of these revolutions, providing an understanding of the revolutionary... more...

  • Islam and Democracyby John L. Esposito; John O. Voll

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    Are Islam and democracy on a collision course? Do Islamic movements seek to "hijack democracy?" How have governments in the Muslim world responded to the many challenges of Islam and democracy today?A global religious resurgence and calls for greater political participation have been major forces in the post-Cold War period. Across the Muslim world,... more...

  • Regimes and Repertoiresby Charles Tilly

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    The means by which people protest?that is, their repertoires of contention?vary radically from one political regime to the next. Highly capable undemocratic regimes such as China's show no visible signs of popular social movements, yet produce many citizen protests against arbitrary, predatory government. Less effective and undemocratic governments... more...

  • Legitimacy in International Societyby Ian Clark

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 47.99 US$ 41.27

    Policy makers and publics alike regularly debate the legitimacy of international events, such as the war on terror, or war in Iraq. But what exactly does legitimacy mean in an international setting? This major new work provides the first historically and theoretically grounded analysis of this critical issue in contemporary society. Drawing on both... more...

  • Verhärtete Frontenby Thorsten Gerald Schneiders

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.99

    "Der Islam ist eine barbarische Ideologie." Es gibt zunehmend Menschen, die solche Auffassungen vertreten. Getarnt hinter dem Begriff Islamkritik, nutzen einige von ihnen die berechtigte Forderung nach der kritischen Auseinandersetzung mit einer Religion und ihren Anhängern aus, um Vorurteile zu schüren. Viele Muslime sind entsetzt. Unter ihnen festigen... more...

  • The Book of Government or Rules for Kingsby Hubert Darke

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    A translation of a classic 11th-century Persian text on behaviour and conduct in government, written between 1086 and 1091 by Nizam al-Mulk, who for over 30 years was Chief Minister of two successive rulers of the Seljuk, who had created an Empire which stretched from India to Egypt. more...