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Introduction: Defining the Problem

Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr

in The Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the making of State Power.

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144260
eISBN:
9780199833931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144260.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Most studies of Islamism have focused on the role of oppositional forces. Increasingly, states are also important Islamist actors. States pursue Islamization not only in reaction to Islamist ... More


Pakistan, 1977–1997: Islamization and Restoration of State Power

Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr

in The Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the making of State Power.

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144260
eISBN:
9780199833931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144260.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Zia ul‐Haq regime adopted state‐led Islamization to shore up waning state power. It adopted aspects of Islamist ideology to reshape the country's judicial and political structures. This strategy ... More


The Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the making of State Power.

Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144260
eISBN:
9780199833931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144260.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Islamism is often associated with oppositional social movements. However, increasingly, Muslim states too have served as agents of Islamism. They have adopted Islamization strategies, and realigned ... More


Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams: Towards a Critical Theory of the Arts and the State in Africa

Ngugi wa Thiongʼo

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183907
eISBN:
9780191674136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183907.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book explores the relationship between art and political power in society, taking as its starting point the experience of writers in contemporary Africa, where they are often seen as the enemy ... More


Postcolonial Politics and Personal Laws: Colonial Legal Legacies and the Indian State

Rina Verma Williams

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195680140
eISBN:
9780199081721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195680140.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book explores the postcolonial state in India in a longitudinal perspective. It concentrates on the religious legal system of personal laws in India. These laws are a prime example of continuity ... More


A Civil Society Deferred: The Tertiary Grip of Violence in the Sudan

Abdullahi A. Gallab

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036885
eISBN:
9780813041827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036885.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book chronicles the sociopolitical history and development of violence in the Sudan, and explores how it has crippled the state, retarded the development of a national identity, and ravaged the ... More


Living with Colonialism: Nationalism and Culture in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan

Heather Sharkey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235588
eISBN:
9780520929364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235588.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Histories written in the aftermath of empire have often featured conquerors and peasant rebels but have said little about the vast staffs of locally recruited clerks, technicians, teachers, and ... More


“Seek Ye First the Political Kingdom”: The Postcolonyand Racial Formation

Jemima Pierre

in The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226923024
eISBN:
9780226923048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923048.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines racial formation in the postcolonial state at independence. It begins with a brief discussion of the shift from indirect colonial rule to independence and the transformation of ... More


Nation and Family: Personal Law, Cultural Pluralism, and Gendered Citizenship in India

Narendra Subramanian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788786
eISBN:
9780804790901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788786.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The distinct personal laws that govern the principal religious groups are a major aspect of Indian multiculturalism and secularism, and support specific gendered rights in family life. Nation and ... More


Revisiting the history of global communication and media policy

Paula Chakravartty and Katharine Sarikakis

in Media Policy and Globalization

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618491
eISBN:
9780748670970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618491.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter provides a broad overview of the shifts in communication policy as the nation-state's regulatory capacity is reconfigured in the context of global integration. It locates current ... More


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