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The Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution: The Jama'at-i Islami of Pakistan
In this groundbreaking study, Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr examines the origins, historical development, and political strategies of one of the oldest and most influential Islamic revival movements, theExpand
The Rise of Sunni Militancy in Pakistan: The Changing Role of Islamism and the Ulama in Society and Politics
  • S. Nasr
  • Political Science
  • Modern Asian Studies
  • 1 January 2000
The past two decades have witnessed a notable escalation in sectarian violence in Pakistan. Since 1979 doctrinal disputes between Sunnis (who constitute the majority of Pakistan's population) andExpand
The Rise of "Muslim Democracy"
In recent years "Muslim democracy" has emerged as a new political reality in a number of Muslim countries with open politics to define the role of Islam in democracy. Muslim democracy evokes theExpand
Mawdudi and the Making of Islamic Revivalism
Nasr examines the life and thought of Mawlana Mawdudi, one of the first and most important Islamic ideological thinkers. Mawdudi was the first to develop a modern political Islamic ideology, and aExpand
Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the Making of State Power
Islamization is commonly seen as the work of Islamist movements who have forced their ideology on ruling regimes and other hapless social actors. There is little doubt that ruling regimes andExpand
The Islamic Leviathan
Democracy in Iran : history and the quest for liberty
Today Iran is once again in the headlines. Part of President George W. Bush's "Axis of Evil" and next-door neighbor to tumultuous Iraq, Iran's future is a matter of grave concern both for theExpand
Forces of Fortune: The Rise of the New Muslim Middle Class and What It Will Mean for Our World
Nasr offers a dissection of the problem the west faces with Iran that will transform the terms of debate, putting on the map a totally unappreciated phenomenon of the Islamic world that is the key toExpand
Democracy and the Crisis of Governability in Pakistan
Four years have lapsed since democracy returned to Pakistan. For those Pakistanis who had looked to democracy to usher in an era of progress and prosperity in their country, the travails of the pastExpand