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Title:The Politics of Islam in the Sahel: Between Persuasion and Violence
Author:Idrissa, RahmaneISNI
Year:2017
Pages:290
Language:English
Publisher:Routledge
ISBN:9781857438666
Geographic term:Sahel
Subjects:politics
Islam
democracy
violence
Abstract:'Ideologies need enemies to thrive, religion does not'. Using the Sahel as a source of five comparative case studies, this volume aims to engage in the painstaking task of disentangling Islam from the political ideologies that have issued from its theologies to fight for governmental power and the transformation of society. While these ideologies tap into sources of religious legitimacy, the author shows that they are fundamentally secular or temporal enterprises, defined by confrontation with other political ideologies -both progressive and liberal- within the arena of nation states.
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