Islam Instrumentalized

Islam Instrumentalized

Religion and Politics in Historical Perspective

Platteau, Jean-Philippe (Universite de Namur, Belgium)

Cambridge University Press

06/2017

244

Dura

Inglês

9781107155442

15 a 20 dias

This book challenges the widespread view that Islam is a reactionary religion that defends tradition against modernity and individual freedom. Jean-Philippe Platteau shows how Islam is vulnerable to political manipulation and how the threat of religious extremism is especially high because Islam is not organized as a centralized church.
1. Introduction; 2. Insights from early modern Europe; 3. Conflation between religion and politics: the case of Islam; 4. The dominant system of politico-religious relations in Islam: a historical perspective; 5. The rise of Islam in conditions of state crisis: the case of weak states; 6. The rise of Islam in conditions of state crisis: the case of kleptocratic despotism; 7. Islamism in historical and international perspective; 8. Revivalist movements in other religions; 9. Enlightened despotism examined; 10. Islam, politics, and the challenge of enforcement; Bibliography; Index.