Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the Making of State Power (Religion and Global Politics)



Islamization Is Commonly Seen As The Work Of Islamist Movements Who Have Forced Their Ideology On Ruling Regimes And Other Social Actors There Is Little Doubt That Ruling Regimes And Disparate Social And Political Actors Alike Are Pushed In The Direction Of Islamic Politics By Islamist Forces However, Islamist Activism And Its Revolutionary And Utopian Rhetoric Only Partly Explain This Trend In Fact, Argues The Author, The State Itself Plays A Key Role In Embedding Islam In The Politics Of Muslim Countries The Turn To Islam Is A Facet Of The State S Drive To Establish Hegemony Over Society And Expand Its Power And Control He Focuses On The Cases Of Malaysia And Pakistan To Demonstrate His Thesis.Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the Making of State Power (Religion and Global Politics)

Son of renowned Iranian academic Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Vali Nasr was born in Tehran in 1960, went to school in England at age 16, and immigrated to the U.S after the 1979 Revolution He received his BA from Tufts University in International Relations summa cum laude He earned his masters in International Economics and Middle East Studies from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1984, then

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  • ebook
  • 231 pages
  • Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the Making of State Power (Religion and Global Politics)
  • Vali Nasr
  • 20 January 2017
  • 9781280531576

10 thoughts on “Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the Making of State Power (Religion and Global Politics)

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    Nasr puts forward an interesting idea, namely that Islamization in Malaysia and Pakistan was not just a defensive reaction to pressure from Islamic parties but also a tool to further state power According to him, Islamization was a successful tool to further two goals of the state hegemony and economic growth His account, however, is not entirely convincing For one, it seems also to support the alternate argument that Islamization was a defensive attempt to bolster state legitimacy, success in which enabled some increase in state power Also, while he recognizes Pakistan s Islamization to be thorough going, he finds Malaysia to have been successful in expanding state power through this strategy This complicates his argument and hints at alternative or sophisticated explanations Finally, his historical account at least of Pakistan, with which I am familiar is riddled with ina...

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    An insightful analysis on State conflict and co optation of Islamists, and subsequent dealings with the Islamists left behind Malaysia and Pakistan were excellent choices, despite the difference of Pakistan being in context of a m...

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    what is the power of youth muslims and how students revolute malaysia..

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