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The caliphate of man : popular sovereignty in modern Islamic thought, Andrew F. March

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The caliphate of man : popular sovereignty in modern Islamic thought
Title
The caliphate of man
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popular sovereignty in modern Islamic thought
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Andrew F. March
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Language
eng
Summary
The Arab Spring precipitated a crisis in political Islam. In Egypt Islamists have been crushed. In Turkey they have descended into authoritarianism. In Tunisia they govern but without the label of "political Islam." Andrew March explores how, before this crisis, Islamists developed a unique theory of popular sovereignty, one that promised to determine the future of democracy in the Middle East. This began with the claim of divine sovereignty, the demand to restore the sharīʻa in modern societies. But prominent theorists of political Islam also advanced another principle, the Quranic notion that God's authority on earth rests not with sultans or with scholars' interpretation of written law but with the entirety of the Muslim people, the umma. Drawing on this argument, utopian theorists such as Abū'l-Aʻlā Mawdūdī and Sayyid Quṭb released into the intellectual bloodstream the doctrine of the caliphate of man: while God is sovereign, He has appointed the multitude of believers as His vicegerent. The Caliphate of Man argues that the doctrine of the universal human caliphate underpins a specific democratic theory, a kind of Islamic republic of virtue in which the people have authority over the government and religious leaders. But is this an ideal regime destined to survive only as theory?--
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1976-
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March, Andrew F.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Islam and politics
  • Islam and state
  • Ummah (Islam)
  • Caliphate
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Islamic countries
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The caliphate of man : popular sovereignty in modern Islamic thought, Andrew F. March
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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Contents
Preface: "The people wills ..." -- The idea of Islamic democracy -- The question of sovereignty in classical Islamic political thought -- The crisis of the caliphate and the end of classical Islamic political theory -- The sovereignty of God and the caliphate of man -- The law we would give ourselves -- A sovereign umma and a living sharīʻa -- After Islamic democracy, after sovereignty
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on1089967253
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780674987838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1089967253
Label
The caliphate of man : popular sovereignty in modern Islamic thought, Andrew F. March
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: "The people wills ..." -- The idea of Islamic democracy -- The question of sovereignty in classical Islamic political thought -- The crisis of the caliphate and the end of classical Islamic political theory -- The sovereignty of God and the caliphate of man -- The law we would give ourselves -- A sovereign umma and a living sharīʻa -- After Islamic democracy, after sovereignty
Control code
on1089967253
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780674987838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1089967253

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