The Sharia State: Arab Spring and Democratization (BOK)

Bassam Tibi

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Set against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, The Sharia State examines the Islamist concept of political order. This order is based on a new interpretation of sharia and has been dubbed "the Islamic state" by Islamists. The concept of "the Islamic state," has been elevated to a political agenda and it is this agenda that is examined here. In contrast to the prevailing view which sees the Arab Spring as a revolution, this book argues that the phenomenon has been neither a Spring, nor a revolution. The term 'Arab Spring,' connotes a just rebellion that led to toppling dictators and authoritarian rulers, yet in The Sharia State, Bassam Tibi challenges the unchecked assumption that the seizure of leadership by Islamists is a part of the democratization of the Middle East. Providing a new perspective on the relationship between the Arab Spring and democratization, this book is an essential read for students and scholars of Middle Eastern Studies, Islamic Studies and Politics.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Bassam Tibi
Taylor & Francis
ISBN 9780415662178
Antall sider 256 Vekt 399 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Political activism, Political structures: democracy, Islamic studies, Religious & theocratic ideologies