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Challenge of Fundamentalism

Bassam Tibi

Challenge of Fundamentalism

Bassam Tibi

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Islamic fundamentalism has had a significant impact in nearly every corner of the world in recent years. Bassam Tibi offers a disquieting analysis of this particular synthesis of religion and politics. The author sees Islamic fundamentalism as the result of Islam's confrontation with modernity. The movement is unprecedented in Islamic history and parallels the inability of Islamic nation-states to integrate with the new world secular order.;This study is an analysis of the politicization of religion, a global phenomenon that extends beyond Islam, and the author suggests that such global issues must be addressed within the framework of worldwide solutions. As an alternative to religious fundamentalism he proposes a compact based on secular democracy and human rights. These twin goals should become the substance of an international cross-cultural morality, one that should bring people of different civilizations to live together in peace.;Islamic fundamentalism poses a grave challenge to world politics, security and stability, Tibi maintains. He consistantly draws a distinction between Islam as a religion and Islamic fundamentalism as a political ideology, a distinction not always u

- Publisher Long before the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Islamic fundamentalism was exerting a significant influence in nearly every corner of the world. Bassam Tibi, a widely recognized expert on Islam and Arab culture, offers an important and disquieting analysis of this particular synthesis of religion and politics. A Muslim and descendant of a famous Damascene Islamic scholar family, Tibi sees Islamic fundamentalism as the result of Islam's confrontation with modernity and not only--as it is widely believed--economic adversity. The movement is unprecedented in Islamic history and parallels the inability of Islamic nation-states to integrate into the new world secular order.

- Publisher Preface 1. The Context: Globalization, Fragmentation, and Disorder 2. The Study of Islamic Fundamentalism and the Scope of the Inquiry 3. World Order and the Legacy of Saddam Hussein 4. The Sociocultural Background and the Exposure to Cultural Modernity 5. Cultural Fragmentation, the Decline in Consensus, and the Diffusion of Power in World Politics 6. The Crisis of the Nation-State: Islamic, Pan-Arab, Ethnic, and Sectarian Identities in Conflict 7. The Fundamentalist Ideology: Context and the Textual Sources 8. The Idea of an Islamic State and the Call for the Implementation of theShari'a/Divine Law 9. Democracy and Democratization in Islam: An Alternative to Fundamentalism 10. Human Rights in Islam and the West: Cross-Cultural Foundations of Shared Values Notes Names index Subject index

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Islamic fundamentalism has had a significant impact in nearly every corner of the world in recent years. Bassam Tibi offers a disquieting analysis of this particular synthesis of religion and politics. The author sees Islamic fundamentalism as the result of Islam's confrontation with modernity. The movement is unprecedented in Islamic history and parallels the inability of Islamic nation-states to integrate with the new world secular order.;This study is an analysis of the politicization of religion, a global phenomenon that extends beyond Islam, and the author suggests that such global issues must be addressed within the framework of worldwide solutions. As an alternative to religious fundamentalism he proposes a compact based on secular democracy and human rights. These twin goals should become the substance of an international cross-cultural morality, one that should bring people of different civilizations to live together in peace.;Islamic fundamentalism poses a grave challenge to world politics, security and stability, Tibi maintains. He consistantly draws a distinction between Islam as a religion and Islamic fundamentalism as a political ideology, a distinction not always u
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Long before the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Islamic fundamentalism was exerting a significant influence in nearly every corner of the world. Bassam Tibi, a widely recognized expert on Islam and Arab culture, offers an important and disquieting analysis of this particular synthesis of religion and politics. A Muslim and descendant of a famous Damascene Islamic scholar family, Tibi sees Islamic fundamentalism as the result of Islam's confrontation with modernity and not only--as it is widely believed--economic adversity. The movement is unprecedented in Islamic history and parallels the inability of Islamic nation-states to integrate into the new world secular order.
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Preface 1. The Context: Globalization, Fragmentation, and Disorder 2. The Study of Islamic Fundamentalism and the Scope of the Inquiry 3. World Order and the Legacy of Saddam Hussein 4. The Sociocultural Background and the Exposure to Cultural Modernity 5. Cultural Fragmentation, the Decline in Consensus, and the Diffusion of Power in World Politics 6. The Crisis of the Nation-State: Islamic, Pan-Arab, Ethnic, and Sectarian Identities in Conflict 7. The Fundamentalist Ideology: Context and the Textual Sources 8. The Idea of an Islamic State and the Call for the Implementation of theShari'a/Divine Law 9. Democracy and Democratization in Islam: An Alternative to Fundamentalism 10. Human Rights in Islam and the West: Cross-Cultural Foundations of Shared Values Notes Names index Subject index
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Meet the Author

Bassam Tibi

Bassam Tibi was born in Damascus and is currently Professor Bassam Tibi was born in Damascus and is currently Professor of International Relations at the University of G ttingen, Gof International Relations at the University of G ttingen, Germany. He is the author of several books in English, includermany. He is the author of several books in English, including "Islam between Culture and Politics" (2001), "Arab Natioing "Islam between Culture and Politics" (2001), "Arab Nationalism" (third edition, 1996), "Conflict and War in the Middnalism" (third edition, 1996), "Conflict and War in the Midd

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  • Catalogue Code 148491
  • Product Code 0520088689
  • EAN 9780520088689
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category Islam & Muslim
  • Publisher University Of California
  • Publication Date May 1998
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.472kg

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