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Inside the IRA: Dissident Republicans and the War for Legitimacy

Andrew Sanders

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641123
eISBN:
9780748652907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641123.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Who is the ‘real’ IRA? The Real IRA, the Continuity IRA, the Irish National Liberation Army, the Official IRA and the Provisional IRA have all assumed responsibility for the struggle for Irish ... More


The Ramadhan lectures of sheikh Abdilahi Nassir: The social critique of a politically minded Islamic scholar1

Kai Kresse

in Philosophising in Mombasa: Knowledge, Islam and Intellectual Practice on the Swahili Coast

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627868
eISBN:
9780748652976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627868.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

In December 1998, there was a heated argument between different Muslim factions in Mombasa about the exact determination of the beginning of Ramadhan. As a consequence, Muslims started their fast on ... More


The Caliphate of Al-Mutawakkil (847–861)

Andrew Marsham

in Rituals of Islamic Monarchy: Accession and Succession in the First Muslim Empire

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625123
eISBN:
9780748653157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625123.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on the caliphate of al-Mutawwakil. It discusses the accession of al-Mutawwakil after the death of al-Wāthiq. The first years of al-Mutawwakil's witnessed the demise of all the ... More


How ‘To Refine the Democracy’: Hume’s Perfect Commonwealth as a Development of his Political Science

Ryu Susato

in Hume's Sceptical Enlightenment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748699803
eISBN:
9781474416207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699803.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Along with his lifelong criticism against the priesthood, there is another goal that Hume keeps pursuing: to suppress dangerous political factions. To demonstrate the importance of this goal we must ... More


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