Shariʻa politics : Islamic law and society in the modern world /

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Imprint:Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011.
Description:1 online resource (329 pages)
Language:English
Series:UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Subject:Islam and politics.
Islam and state.
Islam and world politics.
Islamic law.
RELIGION -- Islam -- Theology.
Islam and politics.
Islam and state.
Islam and world politics.
Islamic law.
Gesellschaft
Islam
Politik
Recht
Islam.
Recht.
Politik.
Gesellschaft.
Islamische Staaten.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11101718
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Other authors / contributors:Hefner, Robert W., 1952-
ISBN:9780253000897
0253000890
9780253356277
025335627X
9780253223104
0253223105
1283235811
9781283235815
9786613235817
6613235814
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
English.
Print version record.
Summary:One of the most important developments in Muslim politics in recent years has been the spread of movements calling for the implementation of sharia or Islamic law. Shari a Politics maps the ideals and organization of these movements and examines their implications for the future of democracy, citizen rights, and gender relations in the Muslim world. These studies of eight Muslim-majority societies, and state-of-the-field reflections by leading experts, provide the first comparative investigation of movements for and against implementation of sharia. These essays reveal that the Muslim public's interest in sharia does not spring from an unchanging devotion to received religious tradition, but from an effort to respond to the central political and ethical questions of the day.
Other form:Print version: Shariʻa politics. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011 9780253356277
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