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Political Islam, Justice and Governance

  • Mbaye Lo

Part of the Political Economy of Islam book series (PEoI)

About this book

Introduction

This book argues that political Islam (represented by its moderate and militant forms) has failed to govern effectively or successfully due to its inability to reconcile its discursive understanding of Islam, centered on literal justice, with the dominant neo-liberal value of freedom. Consequently, Islamists' polities have largely been abject, often tragic failures in providing a viable collective life and sound governance. This argument is developed theoretically and supported through a set of case studies represented by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (under President Muhammad Morsi’s tenure), Hassan Turabi's National Islamic Front in Sudan and The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). It is ideal for audiences interested in Regional Politics, Islamic Studies and Middle Eastern Studies.

Mbaye Lo is Associate Professor of the Practice of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Director of Duke in the Arab World Academic Program, Duke University, USA.


Keywords

Political Islam Somalia Yemen North Africa Islamic State Political Economy Middle East

Authors and affiliations

  • Mbaye Lo
    • 1
  1. 1.Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, International Comparative Studies and Duke Islamic Studies CenterDuke UniversityDurham, NCUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96328-0
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96327-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96328-0
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