Cover

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Title page, Editorial series, Copyright, Dedication

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Contents

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Preface

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pp. ix-xii

I was introduced to questions about Islam and its place in Muslim society and political affairs when studying, many years ago, at the University of Tunis. The curriculum in the year-long program leading to a certificat in “Sociologie Maghrébine et Islamique” included courses with prominent Tunisian professors...

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Acknowledgments

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p. xiii

I am deeply grateful to the Carnegie Corporation of New York for the Carnegie Scholar award that supported the research reported in this volume and construction of the new two-level dataset on which this research is based. I have placed the dataset in the public domain through the Inter-University Consortium...

A Note on the Carnegie Middle East Governance and Islam Dataset

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p. xv

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Introduction: The Decline and Resurgence of Islam in the Twentieth Century

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pp. 1-34

Islam today occupies a central place in discussions and debates about governance in the Muslim-majority countries of the Middle East and North Africa. Indeed, whether, to what extent, and in what ways Islamic institutions, officials, and laws should play a central role, or at least an important role, in government...

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1. A Two-Level Study of Attitudes toward Political Islam: Data and Methods

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pp. 35-65

Until a decade or so ago, the investigation of individual attitudes, values, and behavior patterns was the “missing dimension” in political science research dealing with the Arab and Muslim Middle East.1 Such research, although not completely absent, was limited to a very small number of American, Arab, and...

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2. Islam in the Lives of Ordinary Muslims

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pp. 66-110

In order to fully understand the way that ordinary citizens think about Islam’s place in government and political affairs, it is important to understand as well the degree to which, and the ways in which, Islam plays a broader role in people’s lives. The extent and scope of Islamic practice, involvement in Islamic study groups...

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3. Why Individuals Hold Different Views about Islam’s Political Role

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pp. 111-146

Debates about Islam’s role in governance in the Muslim Middle East and North Africa are not new, and thinking about Islam’s role in political affairs has evolved over the last half century. The experience has not been the same in every country, of course, and the distribution of attitudes about Islam’s political role is not...

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4. How and Why Explanations Vary across Countries

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pp. 147-212

The views of ordinary citizens about the role that Islam should play in government and political affairs are not monolithic. On the contrary, many men and women in the Muslim-majority countries of the Middle East and North Africa believe that Islam should occupy a place of importance in the political...

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Conclusion: What We Know and What Comes Next

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pp. 213-222

Among the various traditions in scholarship about Islam is the view that the religion imposes a common ideological imprint on Muslim societies, or at least on those where Muslims are the majority, and that, as a result, it is possible to talk in broad terms about an “Islamic personality” and a collective predisposition...

Notes

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pp. 223-232

Bibliography

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pp. 233-240

Index

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pp. 241-247