Corpus ID: 151258391

Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

  title={Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics},
  author={Timothy Poirson and Robert L. Oprisko},
The events of the 2011 Arab Spring saw renewed hope for Arab Civil Society, at least in the eyes of Middle East observers. However, with the cases of Libya and Syria descending into civil war and chaos, and the Egyptian military still holding the country in a tight grip, the success of Civil Society at creating a space for itself is questionable. While the fall of seemingly immovable authoritarian regimes did not seem to profit much to Civil Society, Political Islamic movements took advantage… Expand


The Arab awakening : Islam and the new Middle East
Tariq Ramadan is one of the most acclaimed figures in the analysis of Islam and its political dimensions today. In "The Arab Awakening" he explores the opportunities and challenges across NorthExpand
Debating Moderate Islam: The Geopolitics of Islam and the West
After 9/11, many Americans took the view that the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were the leading edge of a new war: Islam versus the West. Yet the attacks were also part of theExpand
The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future
To most Western eyes, all Islamic movements look alike, and the central conflict in the Middle East is one between religion and secularism. Shockingly little has been written about the bitter divideExpand
The Middle East and Islamic world reader
The Muslim world is tremendously rich and diverse, yet few Westerners are familiar with the writings and teachings of a culture that in recent months has come to the forefront of world events. InExpand
Conditions of liberty : civil society and its rivals
Western democracies are "open societies" in which neither the state nor religion try to achieve a monopoly of power or the exclusive claim on people's hearts. In between the state and the family areExpand
Liberal Islam : a sourcebook
"Liberal Islam" is not a contradiction in terms; it is a thriving tradition and undergoing a revival within the last generation. This anthology presents the work of 32 Muslims who share parallelExpand
The Globalization of Martyrdom: Al Qaeda, Salafi Jihad, and the Diffusion of Suicide Attacks
This groundbreaking volume examines the rise and spread of suicide attacks over the past decade. Sorting through 1,270 terror strikes between 1981 and 2007, Assaf Moghadam attributes their recentExpand
The Thistle and the Drone: How America's War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam
In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States declared war on terrorism. More than ten years later, the results are decidedly mixed. Here world-renowned author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar AhmedExpand
The Islamic State
Max Weber argued that ‘only the Occident knows the state in the modern sense, with a constitution, specialised officialdom and the concept of citizenship. Beginnings of this in antiquity and in theExpand
The Islamic State's challenge to international order
The Islamic State (IS) has emerged as the most alarming face of the ‘Jihadi Spring’. In 2011, jihadists looked destined for the dustbin of history. Popular movements toppled dictators throughout theExpand