The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics Edited by John L. Esposito and Emad El-Din Shahin

Oxford University Press, October 2013



Over the past three decades, scholars, government analysts and terrorism experts have examined the relationship between Islam and politics. But specialists have tended to limit their analysis to a specific country or focus. Few works have provided a geographically comprehensive, in-depth analysis. Since 9/11, another wave of literature on political Islam and global terrorism has appeared, much of it superficial and sensationalist. This situation underscores the need for a comprehensive, analytical, and in-depth examination of Islam and politics in the post-9/11 era and in an increasingly globalizing world. The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics, with contributions from prominent scholars and specialists, provides a comprehensive analysis of what we know and where we are in the study of political Islam. It enables scholars, students, and policymakers to understand the interaction of Islam and politics and the multiple and diverse roles of Islamic movements, as well as issues of authoritarianism and democratization, religious extremism and terrorism regionally and globally.

Table of Contents

- Part One: Major Themes

Chapter 1: The Shari`a - Khaled Abou El Fadl

Chapter 2: Salafiya, Modernism, and Revival - Abdullah Saeed

Chapter 3: Islamic Reform between Islamic Law and the Nation-State - Sherman A. Jackson

Chapter 4: Political Islam and the State - John O. Voll

Chapter 5: Islam and Democracy - Nader Hashemi

Chapter 6: The Political Economy of Islam and Politics - Tarek Masoud

Chapter 7: Political Islam and Gender - Margot Badran

- Part Two: Islamic Ideologues, Activists, and Intellectuals

Chapter 8: Hassan Al-Banna - Ahmad Moussalli

Chapter 9: Mawlana Mawdudi - Joshua T. White and Niloufer Siddiqui

Chapter 10: Sayyid Qutb - Shahrough Akhavi

Chapter 11: Ali Shari'ati - Shahrough Akhavi

Chapter 12: Ayatollah Khomenei - Mojtaba Mahdavi

Chapter 13: Hassan al-Turabi - Peter Woodward

Chapter 14: Rashid al-Ghannoushi - Azzam Tamimi

Chapter 15: Yusuf al-Qaradawi - Bettina Gräf

Chapter 16: Muhammad Khatami - Mahmoud Sadri and Ahmad Sadri

Chapter 17: Abdolkarim Soroush - Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

- Part Three: Islam and Politics Around the World

Chapter 18: Islam and Politics in North America - Abdullah A. Al-Arian

Chapter 19: Islam and Politics in Europe - Sam Cherribi

Chapter 20: Islam and Politics in the Middle East - Moataz A. Fattah

Chapter 21: Islam and Politics in Central Asia - Shireen Hunter

Chapter 22: Islam and Politics in South Asia - Irfan Ahmad

Chapter 23: Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia - Fred R. von der Mehden

Chapter 24: Islam and Politics in North Africa - Azzedine Layachi

Chapter 25: Islam and Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa - Leonardo A. Villalón

- Part Four: The Dynamics of Islam in Politics

Chapter 26: Political Islam in Iran - William O. Beeman

Chapter 27: Political Islam in Saudi Arabia - Natana J. Delong-Bas

Chapter 28: Political Islam in Turkey - Ibrahim Kalin

Chapter 29: Political Islam in Sudan - Abdelwahab al-Effendi

Chapter 30: Political Islam in Afghanistan - M. Nazif Shahrani

Chapter 31: The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt - Tarek Masoud

Chapter 32: Hamas - Beverley Milton-Edwards

Chapter 33: Hizbollah - Bassel F. Salloukh and Shoghig Mikaelian

Chapter 34: Islamic Movements in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia - Michael J. Willis

Chapter 35: The Islamic Action Front in Jordan - Shadi Hamid

Chapter 36: Nahdatul Ulama in Indonesia - Andrée Feillard

Chapter 37: Jamaat-i-Islami in Pakistan and Bangladesh - Kamran Bokhari

Chapter 38: Islamic Movements in Malaysia - Fred R. von der Mehden

Chapter 39: Al-Jama`a al-Islamiya and al-Jihad Group in Egypt - Nael Shama

Chapter 40: Jihadists in Iraq - David Romano

Chapter 41: Al-Qaida and its Affiliates - Jason Burke