Author(s): Jocelyne Cesari
Why and the way did Islam grow to be the sort of political pressure in such a lot of Muslim-majority nations? In this ebook, Jocelyne Cesari investigates the connection between modernization, politics, and Islam in Muslim-majority nations reminiscent of Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Tunisia, and Turkey – nations that have been based through secular rulers and feature since passed through secularized politics. Cesari argues that nation-building processes in those states have no longer created liberal democracies within the Western mildew, however have as an alternative spurred the politicization of Islam through turning it into a contemporary nationwide ideology. Looking carefully at examples of Islamic dominance in political modernization, this find out about supplies a singular evaluate of the ancient and political tendencies from the top of World War II to the Arab Spring that experience made Islam the dominant pressure within the development of the trendy states, and discusses Islam’s affect on rising democracies within the fresh Middle East.