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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…
Fragile Politics: Weak States in the Greater Middle East

Fragile Politics: Weak States in the Greater Middle East

The 2011 Arab uprisings precipitated the relatively quick collapse of a number of Middle Eastern states once perceived as invincible. The Tunisian and Egyptian states succumbed to revolutionary upheavals early on, followed by that of Qadhafi's Libya. Yemen's President Saleh was also eventually forced to give up power. A bloody…
Tawfīq. Show Me God

Tawfīq. Show Me God

This translated collection, originally written by playwright Tawfiq al-Hakim, includes twenty short stories that combine a curious, elegant, and mysterious exposition of the human psyche and its philosophical, symbolic, and intriguing issues and inclinations. The stories are examples of Al-Hakim’s ability to unleash his imagination to bring the reader to…
Risale-i Nur’dan Düsünceler

Risale-i Nur'dan Düsünceler

Said Nursi (1878-1960) is the most influential figure in twentieth century Muslim scholarship and the author of the Risale-i Nur, a 6000 page commentary on the Holy Qur’an. This collection of essays written by Thomas Michel offers an insightful and comparative analysis into the life, thoughts and major writings of…
Troubled Waters: Insecurity in the Persian Gulf

Troubled Waters: Insecurity in the Persian Gulf

Troubled Waters looks at four dynamics in the Persian Gulf that have contributed to making the region one of the most volatile and tension-filled spots in the world. Mehran Kamrava identifies the four dynamics as: the neglect of human dimensions of security, the inherent instability involved in reliance on the…

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