* NES 334 / REL 334 (EM)
Modern Islamic Political Thought
An examination of major facets of Islamic political thought from the late nineteenth century to the present in a broadly comparative framework and against the backdrop of medieval Islamic thought. Topics include: the "fragmentation" of religious authority and its consequences for Muslim politics; conceptions of the shari'a and of the Islamic state; and Islamist discourses on gender, violence, and relations with non-Muslims.
Sample reading list:
P. Crone, God's Rule
R. Euben and M.Q. Zaman, Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought
Madawi al-Rasheed, Contesting the Saudi State
L. Deeb, An Enchanted Modern
Irfan Ahmad, Islamism and Democracy in India
B. Rutherford, Egypt after Mubarak
An average of 150 pages of reading per week. Six two-page response papers; one research paper in lieu of final (12-15 pp.).
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Papers - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
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