Interpreting Islamic Political Parties by M. A. Mohamed Salih

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Interpreting Islamic Political Parties offer a critical analysis and explanation of the evolution, institutionalization and current developments of Islamic Political parties and their role in politics and society in the Islamic World. It interrogates the increasing presence of Islamic political parties as major actors in competitive democratic politics in opposition and government as well as their relationship with secular and confessional political parties. The authors treat Islamic political parties as institutional manifestations of diverse schools of political Islam, ranging from the most militant to the moderate with different and even contradictory positions in relation to major social justice issues. The volume contains case studies of Islamic political parties in Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Somalia, South Africa and Sudan.


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Mohamed Abdelrahim (M.A) Mohamed Salih (PhD University of Manchester, UK) is Professor of Politics of Development both at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague and the Department of Political Science, University of Leiden, The Netherlands. His recent books include African Political Parties: Evolution, Institutionalization and Governance (London: Pluto Press, 2003); African Parliaments between Government and Governance (New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2005); and Political Parties in Africa: Challenges for Sustained Multiparty Democracy (Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, 2007).
Published September 15, 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan. 320 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction