Title The Many Faces of Political Islam, 2/e
Subtitle Religion and Politics in Muslim Societies
Author Mohammed Ayoob, Danielle N. Lussier
ISBN 9780472037650
List price USD 29.95
Price outside India Available on Request
Original price
Binding Paperback
No of pages 258
Book size 152 x 228 mm
Publishing year 2020
Original publisher University of Michigan Press (Eurospan Group)
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
About the book Send Enquiry


Praise for the 1st edition:

“Lucidly written with a minimum of Arabic phrases, this book will interest non-Muslims and Muslims alike. Highly recommended.”



“[I]n this thought-provoking and important book Ayoob dispels a number of widely held misconceptions about Islam. . . . His nuanced interpretations of the many forms and expressions of political Islam around the world fully justify his claim that he has destroyed ‘the myth of the Islamic monolith.’”

International Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies


“Although explicitly aimed at students in introductory courses and at nonspecialist readers, this is no dumbed-down textbook. Its argumentation is sophisticated, convincing, supported with ample empirical detail and presented in crisp, clear prose. While it does indeed fill the gap of a suitable introductory text to the subject, it will also be of value to specialists because of its intellectual merits and the wide scope of its coverage . . . It not only debunks pernicious myths, but it puts a clear case that is far more right than wrong and serves as an excellent thesis against which various antithetical ideas can be articulated and discussed.”

Middle East Policy Review


“Remarkable in scope, the book’s major contribution is its successful marriage of a compelling, theoretically sound general argument with a wide array of specific cases synthesizing the best work by specialists. Rather than offering a string of discrete, disconnected summaries of Islamist activity in various far-flung places, the book makes an exceptionally well-integrated argument about the national origins of Islamism. Its clever comparisons are designed to advance the larger claim while shedding light on the particular cases.”

Perspectives on Politics


“In the early pages of this accessible short study, Ayoob lays to rest the ‘myth of the Islamic monolith’ and restores Islam and politics to history. Which means, as with other world religions, a complexity of continuity and change.”

Foreign Affairs



Analysts and pundits from across the American political spectrum describe Islamic fundamentalism as one of the greatest threats to modern, Western-style democracy. Yet very few non-Muslims would be able to venture an accurate definition of political Islam. Fully revised and updated, The Many Faces of Political Islam thoroughly analyzes the many facets of this political ideology and shows its impact on global relations.



Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

Chapter 1. Defining Concepts, Demolishing Myths

Chapter 2. Islam’s Multiple Voices

Chapter 3. Self-Proclaimed Islamic States

Chapter 4. Between Ideology and Pragmatism

Chapter 5. Muslim Democracies

Chapter 6. Islamist National Resistance

Chapter 7. Violent Transnationalism

Chapter 8. The Many Faces of Political Islam






About the Authors:

Mohammed Ayoob is University Distinguished Emeritus Professor of International Relations at Michigan State University, and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Policy, in Washington, DC. He was the Founder-Coordinator of the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University from 2006 to 2012.

Danielle N. Lussier is Associate Professor of Political Science at Grinnell College.


Target Audience:

This book is useful for people interested in islam political ideology and its impact on global relations.

Special prices are applicable to the authorised sales territory only.
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.