ISBN-10:
0415412412
ISBN-13:
9780415412414
Pub. Date:
10/08/2010
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Islam and Political Reform in Saudi Arabia: The Quest for Political Change and Reform / Edition 1

Islam and Political Reform in Saudi Arabia: The Quest for Political Change and Reform / Edition 1

by Mansoor Jassem Alshamsi
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Overview

This book examines the link between Islamic thought/jurisprudence on the one hand and political action on the other. It shows how reformism is deeply rooted in Islamic tradition and how Sunni scholars have become activists for change in Saudi Arabia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415412414
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/08/2010
Series: Routledge Studies in Political Islam Series , #4
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mansoor Jassem Alshamsi, a political scientist working for the United Arab Emirates Government, received his PhD in Politics from the University of Exeter, UK, in 2004. The author of many research papers and studies on Middle Eastern affairs, US foreign policy and Islamic movements, Dr. Alshamsi emphasises the necessity of applying scientific and objective methods to the understanding of Middle Eastern politics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Context 3. The Sunni Fiqh 4. Further Perspectives on the Sunni Fiqh 5. Intellectual Interaction 6. Political Struggle 7. Countering Policy in the 1990s 8. Petitions and Challenges 9. The Monarchy and Support 10. Appeasement 11. External Focus 12. Political Realism 13. Conclusion

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