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The global phenomenon of Islamic resurgence has assumed many different forms and proceeded in equally different directions. Complementing the literature on this important subject, this new volume documents and analyses, in a scholastic manner, the latest developments and trends in fifteen countries or regions of the 'Muslim world' at a time when Muslims, like others, are confronted with the challenges posed by a rapidly changing new world.
The contributors are scholars and experts from such leading universities and institutes as Harvard University, Tokyo University, University of Tehran, Jawaharlal Nehru University, National University of Singapore, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs.
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'Serious interest in the politics of radical Islam dates from precisely Christmas 1978, when the pro-American Pahlavi dynasty in Iran came tumbling down. The academic form of that fascination consists in this book of 13 insightful case-studies of Muslim minorities and majorities worldwide. How do Muslims cope with political weakness in India, Israel, and the West? And in their own lands, have Muslims found their political identity?' - Shabbir Akhtar, Times Higher Education Supplement
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