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    Islam, the people and the state: political ideas and movements in the Middle East

    Zubaida, Sami (2009) Islam, the people and the state: political ideas and movements in the Middle East. London, UK: I.B. Tauris. ISBN 9781845118235.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: The recent prominence of Islamic politics in the Middle East has raised important questions about society, politics and culture. It has posed a challenge to the main theoretical approaches in the social sciences from Marxism to modernization theory and it has given some credence to the idea that the world of Islam is essentially distinct from Europe, and follows a course of development dictated by its own history and culture. In this book, Sami Zubaida challenges these diverse opinions in favor of a general political sociology capable of dealing with the historical and cultural personalities of societies and situations in the region. He argues that rather than being "revivals" of historical ideas and institutions, current political and social developments in the Islamic World are, in fact, uniquely modern phenomena.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2013 08:51
    Last Modified: 19 Nov 2013 08:51
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8731

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