Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam Is Reshaping the World - Shadi Hamid

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A senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Shadi Hamid has studied Islamist movements for more than a decade. His first book on political Islam two years ago, Temptations of Power, explored how Islamist movements evolve over time. In Islamic Exceptionalism, he develops the premise that Islam is unique among religions for its political goals and examines how the struggle to resolve this often problematic church-state—or mosque-state—relationship continues to have profound implications for the Middle East and beyond. Tracing Islam’s governmental role from the premodern era to the advent of the ruthless Islamic State, he looks at various models or approaches that Islamist movements are trying in an effort to work through the challenge of Islam’s relationship to political orders. This book has relevance not only for the political debate underway in the U.S. but also for our understanding of events unfolding around the world.

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ISBN: 9781250061010
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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 7th, 2016

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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 6th, 2017

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