Contemporary Arab Thought. Political Science

Contemporary Arab Thought. Political Science

Compare and contrast the successes and failures of Arab Marxism and Arab Islamism since their 1920s emergence in the Arab region to the present day – where they succeeded and failed, during what periods of time, and why.

Also use these sources in the specific chapters provided

Marxism
• Bash?r, Sulaym?n, Communism in the Arab East 1918-1928 (London: Ithaca Press, 1980). Chapter 3

• Jean Mathews, Marxism and the Muslim World (New York: Penguin, 1974).
• Allan Woods, Revolution until Victory: Arab Revolutions, a Marxist Analysis (London: Wellred Books, 2011). Introduction chapter
• Maxime Rodinson, Marxism and the Muslim world; translated [from the French] by Michael Pallis (London: Monthly Review Books, 1982). chapter 12,2,3
• Tareq Y.Ismael, The Arab left (Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1976).
• Abdel Moghny Said, Arab socialism (London : Blandford Press, 1972).

Islamism
• Albert Hourani, Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age 1798-1939 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983).
• Malcom Kerr, Islamic Reform: The Political and Legal Theories of Muhammad Abdu and Rashid Rida (Berkeley: California University Press, 1966).
• Peter Mandaville, Global Political Islam (Routledge: 2007).
• Roel Meijer, Global Salafism: Islam’s New Religious Movement (London: Hurst, 2010). Chapter 2, 3
• John Esposito, Islamic Threat: Myth and Reality (3rd edition) (Oxford: Oxford 2002).
• Khaled Hroub (ed.), Political Islam: Context vs. Ideology (London: Saqi Books, 2010). intro, chapter 1.