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Shari'a Politics

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Acknowledgments Note on Transliteration and Spelling Introduction: Sharia Politics--Law and Society in the Modern Muslim World Robert W. Hefner 1. Saudi Arabia: Public, Civil, and Individual Sharia in Law and Politics Frank E. Vogel 2. Egypt: Cacophony and Consensus in the Twenty-first Century Nathan J. Brown 3. Iran: Sharia Politics and the Transformation of Islamic Law Bahman Baktiari 4. Turkey: Islam without Sharia? M. Hakan Yavuz 5. Afghanistan: The Local and the Global in the Practice of Sharia T. Barfield 6. Pakistan: Sharia and the State Muhammad Qasim Zaman 7. Nigeria: Mapping a Sharia Restorationist Movement Paul M. Lubeck 8. Indonesia: Sharia Politics and Democratic Transition Robert W. Hefner List of Contributors Index

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Islamic law and social movements in eight Muslim-majority countries

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Robert W. Hefner is Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs at Boston University.


"Valuable for researchers and others who need access to surveys of Islamic politics in a variety of countries... [C]an easily be adopted by teachers who would like materials that are suitable for upper-level undergraduate courses or graduate courses... [A]n extremely fine book." -- Clark Lombardi, author of State Law as Islamic Law in Modern Egypt "The contributors successfully expose both opponents and proponents of shari'a in a balanced way. This interdisciplinary book challenges various misperceptions about Islamic law by revealing the dynamic relationships among the state, society, and shari'a in significant cases. It is a must reading for those who are interested in Islam, law, and politics. ... Highly recommended." Choice, March 2012

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