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.
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
- 231 pages
- Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the Making of State Power (Religion and Global Politics)
- Vali Nasr
- 07 March 2018 Vali Nasr