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Law and Politics under the Abbasids: An Intellectual Portrait of al-Juwayni

Law and Politics under the Abbasids: An Intellectual Portrait of al-Juwayni

Abu Ma'ali al-Juwayni (d.478/1085) lived in a politically tumultuous period. The rise of powerful dynastic families forced the Abbasid Caliph into a position of titular power, and created instability. He also witnessed intellectual upheavals living amidst great theological and legal diversity. Collectively, these experiences led him to consider questions of…
The Interest Group Society

The Interest Group Society

Considered the gold standard on interest group politics, this book analyzes interest groups within the intuitive framework of democratic theory. Readers gain an understanding of the workings of interest groups within the larger context of our political system. Comprehensive coverage includes not only the traditional farm, labor, and trade associations,…
God at the Grassroots 2016: The Christian Right in American Politics

God at the Grassroots 2016: The Christian Right in American Politics

God at the Grassroots 2016 sees a distinguished group of political scientists, many of whom have been studying the Christian Right for more than two decades, assess the 2016 elections from the standpoint of religious conservative activism. These elections, more than any that they have analyzed, best tell the story…
Locating the Shari’a

Locating the Shari'a

The study of the sharīʿa has enjoyed a renaissance in the last two decades and it will continue to attract interdisciplinary attention given the ongoing social, political and religious developments throughout the Muslim world. With such a variety of debates, and a corresponding multitude of theoretical methods, students and non-scholars…
Fatima Jinnah: Mother of the Nation

Fatima Jinnah: Mother of the Nation

Although fifty years have passed since the death of Fatima Jinnah - author, activist and stateswoman known in Pakistan as the 'mother of the nation' - this is the first scholarly biography to tackle her life in full. Her background and contribution to Muslim nationalism under the British Raj, as…
The Normative and the Natural

The Normative and the Natural

Drawing on a rich pragmatist tradition, this book offers an account of the different kinds of ‘oughts’, or varieties of normativity, that we are subject to contends that there is no conflict between normativity and the world as science describes it. The authors argue that normative claims aim to evaluate,…
The Irish Novel, 1960-2010

The Irish Novel, 1960-2010

The increased visibility of the Irish novel in recent years has been one of the outstanding developments in contemporary Irish literature. This development has coincided with a period of significant change in Ireland as a whole. The Irish Novel 1960-2010 is the first book to study how the novel has…
Target Markets – International Terrorism Meets Global Capitalism in the Mall

Target Markets – International Terrorism Meets Global Capitalism in the Mall

This book explores the points of convergence between corporate capitalist and terrorist practice. Assessing an increase in the number of terrorist attacks directed at commercial entities in urban areas, with an emphasis on the shopping mall in general and Nairobi's Westgate Mall in particular, Suzi Mirgani offers a fascinating and…
The Red Star and the Crescent : China and the Middle East

The Red Star and the Crescent : China and the Middle East

The Red Star and the Crescent provides an in-depth and multi-disciplinary analysis of the evolving relationship between China and the Middle East. Despite its increasing importance, very few studies have examined this dynamic, deepening, and multi-faceted nexus. James Reardon-Anderson has sought to fill this critical gap. The volume examines the…
Emerging Writing Research from the Middle East-North Africa Region

Emerging Writing Research from the Middle East-North Africa Region

While events in the Middle East-North Africa region dominate world news, it is an area little understood by the rest of the world—not only historically, politically, and culturally, but also within the discipline of rhetoric, composition and second language writing. The editors and contributors to this collection share scholarship that…

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