Political Islam: Theory

  title={Political Islam: Theory},
  author={Andrew F. March},
  journal={Annual Review of Political Science},
  • Andrew F. March
  • Published 11 May 2015
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Annual Review of Political Science
This essay focuses on questions that pertain to the ideological, normative, symbolic, and epochal aspects of political Islam. Political theorists, historians, sociologists, and anthropologists have disagreed on whether political Islam is an exclusively modern political phenomenon or is indebted to long-standing Islamic religious commitments. More specifically, they have also disagreed on whether the shape and ambitions of political Islam are entirely determined by the powers and institutions of… 

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