The global spread of political islam or islamism is a complex nuanced and fluid phenomenon with critical implications for the durability of international human rights architectures premised on universal norms for state sovereignty and for peace order and the rule of law there is ample evidence to suggest the detrimental effects for democracy economic justice and security caused . This book offers an accessible and comprehensive account of political islam in the twenty first century drawing on insights from comparative politics sociology international relations and islamic studies it explains the complex interaction between political islam nationalism state and society and globalization. The book contains detailed up to date case studies of political islam in a variety of key settings such as egypt turkey jordan saudi arabia pakistan iran afghanistan and palestine it also explains the evolution of islamic radicalism through a detailed account of al qaeda and the global jihad movement. The global political islam section will provide timely information updates and analysis around four focus areas associated with the globalization of islamism oic watch founded in 1969 as the organisation of the islamic conference the organisation of islamic cooperation oic is the worlds second largest international organization after the united nations a multilateral . In these discussions mandaville contextualizes global political islam and discusses how it has developed in relation to various forms of states for example weak or failed states in regard to weak or failed states islamism is studied in situations in which the state has more or less collapsed such as in palestine the overall objective is to analyze how islam functions politically in the
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