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By Aisha Ahmad
Why are Islamists able to build state-like polities out of enduring civil war stalemate? By tracking the financial origins of jihadists in Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan, Mali, and Iraq, The Mosque and the Market shows that behind the heated rhetoric, there are hard economic reasons behind Islamist success.
This book engages critically with the different models and approaches for managing religion adopted in Europe, Asia and Oceania. A truly intercontinental volume, this collection brings together high level scholarship from renowned scholars and rising stars in the fields of political theory, Islamic studies, sociology and law.
Our world as it once was In August 2014, Farida was, like any ordinary teenager, enjoying the last days of summer before her final year at school. However, her peaceful mountain village in northern Iraq was an ISIS target as their genocide against the Yazidi people began.
Essential primary sources reveal the central tensions between American politics and religion throughout the nation's history
Focusing upon a region in Southern Bulgaria, a region that has been the crossroads between Europe and Asia for many centuries, this book describes how former Ottoman Empire Muslims were transformed into citizens of Balkan nation-states.
By Shadi Hamid
Islamic Exceptionalism is a vital contribution to our understanding of Islam's past and present, and its out sized role in modern politics. We don't have to like it, but we have to understand it - because Islam, as a religion and as an idea, will continue to be a force...
The face of Britain is changing. The Muslim population has more than doubled over the last twenty years, and is projected to do so again over the next twenty. In this book, the author travels the length of Britain to explore our often misunderstood Muslim communities, and to experience life...
A comprehensive overview of the study of church and state, the twenty-one essays included in this Handbook present a scholarly look at the intricacies and past and current debates that frame the American system of church and state, within five main areas: history, law, theology/philosophy, politics, and sociology. These essays...