UNLV PSC 407O - Islamic politics Political Science 407O Syllabus (5 pages)

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Psc 407o - Islamic Politics
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UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA LAS VEGAS Department of Political Science Islamic politics Political Science 407O Spring 2010 TR 10 11 15 a m WRI C 237 Professor MehranTamadonfar Office WRI 212 Office Hours TR 7 7 45 a m 11 45 a m 12 30p m by appointment Office Phone 895 3318 E mail address mehran tamadonfar unlv edu PURPOSE AND SCOPE This area study course in Comparative Politics is designed to Survey the classical and contemporary Islamic political thought Assess the impact of Islam as a political force on the contemporary social economic and political institutions and practices in Muslim societies Analyze the role of Islam in the contemporary global politics In this course Islam is treated as a comprehensive and integrated cultural component in Muslim societies and as an ideological force that governs all facets of Muslims lives While this course does not focus on the theological dimensions of Islam it is imperative to examine the main theological underpinnings of Islamic politics laws and economics REQUIRED TEXTS Alam M Shahid Challenging the New Orientalism Dissenting Essays on the War Against Islam Islamic Publications International 2006 Abbas Hassan Pakistan s Drift into Extremism Allah The Army America s War on Terror Sharpe M E Inc 2004 Enayat Hamid Modern Islamic Political Thought I B Tauris Company 2005 Norton Augustus Richard Hezbollah A Short History Princeton 2007 Zubaida Sami Islam the People and the State I B Tauris Company 2009 OTHER READINGS These texts are available for reading at the reserve desk of the Lied library Mehran Tamadonfar The Islamic Polity and Political Leadership Fundamentalism Sectarianism and Pragmatism Westview Press 1989 Mehran Tamadonfar Islam Law and Political Control in Contemporary Iran Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion Vol 40 No 2 2001 pp 205 220 Mehran Tamadonfar Islamism in Contemporary Arab Politics Lessons in Authoritarianism and Democratization in Jelen and Wilcox ed Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective



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