By Naveed S. Sheikh

This can be a well timed research of the diplomacy of Islamic states, dealing either with the evolving idea of pan-Islamism from classical to post-caliphal instances and the foreign-policy perform of latest states, in particular Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan, from the colonial interval to the worldwide aftermath of September eleven. With a concise yet analytic variety, the ebook engages one-by-one with the questions of political thought, political geography and political sociology as they relate to overseas Islam. Its basic empirical research is targeted at the association of the Islamic convention (OIC), a strong pan-Islamic regime, occasionally often called the 'Muslim United Nations'. In its theoretical deliberations on Islam and the postmodern situation, the e-book reconstructs modern understandings of the way non secular principles and identities impression foreign politics within the Islamic international.

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