© 2009

Interpreting Islamic Political Parties

  • Editors
  • M. A. Mohamed Salih

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. M. A. Mohamed Salih, Abdullahi Osman El-Tom
    Pages 1-27
  3. Abdulkader H. Sinno, Ahmed Khomeini
    Pages 29-49
  4. Stefano Bellucci, Massimo Zaccavia
    Pages 103-115
  5. Nathan J. Brown
    Pages 117-128
  6. Abdel Ghaffmr Mokamed Ahmed
    Pages 129-147
  7. Samt Zemni, Koenmad Bogaert
    Pages 149-166
  8. Amel Boubekeur
    Pages 167-189
  9. M. A. Mohamed Salih
    Pages 191-206
  10. Sheila Bunwaree
    Pages 231-248
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 269-302

About this book


Interpreting Islamic Political Parties offer a critical analysis and explanation of the evolution, institutionalization and current developments of Islamic political parties. The volume contains case studies of Islamic political parties in Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Somalia, South Africa and Sudan.


democracy Institution Islamism Political Parties politics revolution

About the authors

M. A. MOHAMED SALIH is Professor of Politics of Development at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague and the Department of Political Science, University of Leiden, The Netherlands.

Bibliographic information


"This path-breaking book is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the complex and variable relationships between Islam and political party activities in the modern world." - Christopher Clapham, Centre of African Studies, Cambridge University

"For many observers in the West, Islamic political parties must seem like an enigma. This book reaches beyond the enigma to reveal the tremendous diversity, together with the distinguishing similarities. Analysts of democratization and of party politics specifically have much to gain by reading this book." - Professor Peter Burnell, University of Warwick, England