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Tibi, Bassam

Overview
Works: 210 works in 857 publications in 11 languages and 14,267 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Performer
Classifications: DS63.6, 306.697
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Most widely held works about Bassam Tibi
 
Most widely held works by Bassam Tibi
Arab nationalism : a critical enquiry by Bassam Tibi( Book )

60 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The third edition includes a new Part Five on the tensions between Arab nationalism and Islam arising from the crisis of the nation-state and of the de-legitimisation of Pan-Arab regimes. The effects of the Arab defeat in the Six-Day War 1967 and the rise of political Islam in the 1970s are the focus of the new part. The background of the analysis of the impact and function of nationalism and its contribution to social and political change in the Third World, taking the rise of nationalism in the Middle East as a historical example. Professor Tibi concentrates on the period after the First World War, when many Arab intellectuals became disillusioned with Britain and France as a result of the occupation of their countries. One focus of this study are the writings and influence of Sati' al-Husri on Middle Eastern politics. Professor Tibi illustrates the connection between modern Arab nationalism and nineteenth-century German Romantic nationalism, which will be of particular interest to the English reader. Professor Tibi concludes that while nationalism has played a necessary and important role in the movement for national independence in the Middle East, it has since developed into an ideology which seems to obstruct further social and political emancipation. This third edition, brought completely up to date by a substantial new introduction and two new concluding chapters, will be of particular interest to historians and social scientists dealing with nationalism and crises of the nation-state as well as to students of the Middle East and contemporary Islam."--Book cover
The challenge of fundamentalism : political Islam and the new world disorder by Bassam Tibi( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogen undersøger den islamiske fundamentalisme i lyset af den aktuelle internationale politik. Forfatteren understreger, at han dermed blot behandler én enkelt variation blandt verdens mange religiøse fundamentalismer, og at bogen ikke drejer sig sig om Islam som religion. Hans to hovedbudskaber er: 1) Religiøs fundamentalisme er en aggressiv politisering af religion med en ikke religiøs hensigt. 2) Fundamentalisme er - hvad enten den er under dække af Islam eller af anden religion - kun en flygtig form for terrorisme eller ekstremisme
Islam and the cultural accommodation of social change by Bassam Tibi( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and German and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam between culture and politics by Bassam Tibi( Book )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bassam Tibi offers a radical solution to the problems faced by Islam in a rapidly changing and globalizing world. He argues that Islam is being torn between the pressure for cultural innovation and a defensive move towards the politicization of its symbols for non-religious ends. Tibi proposes a depoliticization of the faith and the introduction of reforms to embrace secular democracy, pluralism, civil society, and individual human rights. The alternative to this is the impasse of fundamentalism. The pivotal argument is that Islam is being torn between the pressure for cultural innovation and a defensive move towards the politicization of its symbols for non-religious ends."--Jacket
Islamism and Islam by Bassam Tibi( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the intense media focus on Muslims and their religion since the tragedy of 9/11, few Western scholars or policymakers today have a clear idea of the distinctions between Islam and the politically based fundamentalist movement known as Islamism. In this important and illuminating book, Bassam Tibi, a senior scholar of Islamic politics, provides a corrective to this dangerous gap in our understanding. He explores the true nature of contemporary Islamism and the essential ways in which it differs from the religious faith of Islam. Drawing on research in twenty Islamic countries over three decades, Tibi describes Islamism as a political ideology based on a reinvented version of Islamic law. In separate chapters devoted to the major features of Islamism, he discusses the Islamist vision of state order, the centrality of antisemitism in Islamist ideology, Islamism's incompatibility with democracy, the reinvention of jihadism as terrorism, the invented tradition of shari'a law as constitutional order, and the Islamists' confusion of the concepts of authenticity and cultural purity. Tibi's concluding chapter applies elements of Hannah Arendt's theory to identify Islamism as a totalitarian ideology
The crisis of modern Islam : a preindustrial culture in the scientific-technological age by Bassam Tibi( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict and war in the Middle East, 1967-91 : regional dynamic and the superpowers by Bassam Tibi( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of the Cold War and of the related cease of superpower competition could not prevent the outbreak of the Gulf War. No explanation for this can be found in the numerous books on the Middle East. Few studies of Middle East wars go beyond a narrative of events and most tend to impose on this subject the rigid scheme of superpower competition. The Gulf War of 1991, however, challenges this view of the Middle East as an extension of the global conflict. The failure of the accord of both superpowers to avoid war even once regional superpower competition in the Middle East had ceased must give rise to the question: Do regional conflicts have their own dynamic? Working from this assumption, the book examines local-regional constraints of Middle East conflict and how, through escalation and the involvement of extra-regional powers, such conflicts acquire an international dimension. The theory of a regional subsystem is employed as a framework for conceptualising this interplay between regional and international factors in Tibi's examination of the Middle East wars in the period 1967-91. Tibi also provides an outlook into the future of conflict in the Middle East in the aftermath of the most recent Gulf War
Political Islam, world politics and Europe : democratic peace and Euro-Islam versus global jihad by Bassam Tibi( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is concerned with political Islam and in particular the global challenges posed by Islamists and Jihadists. There is special emphasis on the philosophical and political conflict in Europe between an Islamist agenda and democratic values. Bassam Tibi makes clear that the problem is not Islam as a religion, but its politicization as a belief system. "Political Islam, World Politics and Europe" will be of interest to students and scholars of Middle East politics, Political Islam, and politics and international relations
Islam's predicament with modernity : religious reform and cultural change by Bassam Tibi( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam's Predicament with Modernity presents an in-depth cultural and political analysis of the issue of political Islam as a potential source of tensions and conflict, and how this might be peacefully resolved. Looking at the issue of modernity from an Islamic point of view, the author examines the role of culture and religion in Muslim society under conditions of globalisation, and analyses issues such as law, knowledge and human rights. He engages a number of significant studies on political Islam and draws on detailed case studies, rejecting the approaches of both Orientalists and apologists and calling instead for a genuine Islamic pluralism that accepts the equality of others. Situating modernity as a Western product at the crux of his argument, he argues that a separation of religion and politics is required, which presents a challenge to the Islamic worldview. -- Back cover
Conflict and war in the Middle East : from interstate war to new security by Bassam Tibi( Book )

13 editions published in 1998 in English and French and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the Cold War regional conflicts allowed the superpowers to cement their influence within the framework of superpower rivalries. Some of these conflicts, particularly in the Middle East, escalated to destabilizing wars with an indirect superpower involvement. For this reason there was a common belief that the end of the Cold War and the related superpower competition would lead to the end of armed conflicts. However, the cessation of East-West conflict could not prevent the outbreak of the Gulf War. In contrast to the majority of studies dealing with regional conflicts, this book does not view conflicts in the Middle East as an extension of the global conflict
Die fundamentalistische Herausforderung : der Islam und die Weltpolitik by Bassam Tibi( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam in global politics : conflict and cross-civilizational bridging by Bassam Tibi( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reaching beyond traditionally politicised scholarship to provide a unique perspective on the place of religion and culture in global and local politics, this book examines the impact of Islam on 'civilizational' relations between different groups and polities. Bassam Tibi takes a highly original approach to the topic of religion in world politics, exploring the place of Islam in society and its frequent distortion in world politics to the more radical Islamism. Looking at how this becomes an immediate source of tension and conflict between the secular and the religious, Tibi rejects the 'clash of civilizations' theory and argues for the revival of Islamic humanism to help bridge the gap. Chapters expand on: Inter-civilizational conflict in global politics. Dialogue between religious and secular, East and West. Western concepts of Islamism. Euro-Islam and the Islamic diaspora in Europe. Islamic humanism as a tool for bridging civilizations. Shedding new light on the highly topical subject of Islam in politics and society, this book is an essential read for scholars and students of international politics, Islamic studies and conflict resolution
The Sharia state : Arab Spring and democratization by Bassam Tibi( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, The Sharia State examines the Islamist concept of political order. This order is based on a new interpretation of sharia and has been dubbed "the Islamic state" by Islamists. The concept of "the Islamic state," has been elevated to a political agenda and it is this agenda that is examined here. In contrast to the prevailing view which sees the Arab Spring as a revolution, this book argues that the phenomenon has been neither a Spring, nor a revolution. The term 'Arab Spring, ' connotes a just rebellion that led to toppling dictators and authoritarian rulers, yet in The Sharia State, Bassam Tibi challenges the unchecked assumption that the seizure of leadership by Islamists is a part of the democratization of the Middle East."--Publisher website
Im Schatten Allahs : der Islam und die Menschenrechte by Bassam Tibi( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in German and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamentalismus im Islam : eine Gefahr für den Weltfrieden? by Bassam Tibi( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in German and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der wahre Imam : der Islam von Mohammed bis zur Gegenwart by Bassam Tibi( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in German and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Konfliktregion Naher Osten : regionale Eigendynamik und Grossmachtinteressen by Bassam Tibi( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in German and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krieg der Zivilisationen : Politik und Religion zwischen Vernunft und Fundamentalismus by Bassam Tibi( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in German and English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der religiöse Fundamentalismus : im Übergang zum 21. Jahrhundert by Bassam Tibi( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The challenge of fundamentalism : political Islam and the new world disorder
Alternative Names
Bassām aṭ-Ṭībī 1944-

Bassam Tibi

Bassam Tibi 1944-....

Bassam Tibi Duits hoogleraar

Bassam Tibi German political scientist

Bassam Tibi syrisch-deutscher Politikwissenschaftler

Ṭaybī, Bassām 1944-

Ṭayyibī, Bassām 1944-

Ṭībī, Bassām 1944-

Ṭībī, Bassām aṭ 1944-

بسام طيبي

طيبي بسّام 1944-....

티비, 바삼 1944-

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The challenge of fundamentalism : political Islam and the new world disorderIslam between culture and politicsIslamism and IslamPolitical Islam, world politics and Europe : democratic peace and Euro-Islam versus global jihadIslam's predicament with modernity : religious reform and cultural changeConflict and war in the Middle East : from interstate war to new securityIslam in global politics : conflict and cross-civilizational bridging