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Islamic exceptionalism : how the struggle over Islam is reshaping the world

Author: Shadi Hamid
Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"From the founding of Islam in the seventh century, there had always been a dominant Muslim empire, or "caliphate." But in 1924, the Ottoman Caliphate was formally abolished. Since then, there has been an ongoing struggle to establish a legitimate political order in the Middle East. At the center of that struggle is the vexing problem of religion and its role in political life. In Islamic Exceptionalism, Brookings  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shadi Hamid
ISBN: 9781250061010 1250061016 1466866721 9781466866720
OCLC Number: 933446666
Description: xiii, 306 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: To Take Joy in a Massacre --
Is Islam "Exceptional"? --
Islam's Reformation --
The Muslim Brotherhood: From Reform to Revolution --
The Turkish Model: Islamists Empowered --
Tunisia: Islamists Conceding Their Islamism --
ISIS: After the State Fails --
Islam, Liberalism, and the State: A Way Out?
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In Islamic Exceptionalism, Brookings Institution scholar and acclaimed author Shadi Hamid offers a novel and provocative argument on how Islam is, in fact, "exceptional" in how it relates to  Read more...

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Shadi Hamid provides an invaluable corrective to Western interpretations of Islam, Islamism, and the future of democracy in the Muslim world. Whatever debate remains to be had cannot take place Read more...

 
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