Islam and political reform in Saudi Arabia : the quest for political change and reform /Material type: BookSeries: Routledge studies in political Islam ; 4.Publisher: New York : Routledge, c2011 ; 2014.Description: viii, 296 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781138780026Subject(s): Saudi Arabia -- Politics and government -- 1982- | Islam and state -- Saudi Arabia | Islam and politics -- Saudi Arabia | Social problems -- Saudi Arabia | Opposition (Political science) -- Saudi Arabia | Democratization -- Saudi ArabiaDDC classification: 953.805/3
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -288) and index.
This is an exploration of the discourse and performance, since the 1980s, of an influential Sunni Islamic scholarly and political movement in Saudi Arabia. The text shows how reformism is deeply rooted in Islamic tradition and how Sunni scholars have become acivists for change in Saudi Arabia.
1. Introduction 2. Context 3. The Sunni Fiqh 4. Further Perspectives on the Sunni Fiqh 5. Intellectual Interaction 6. Political Struggle 7. Countering Policy in the 1990s 8. Petitions and Challenges 9. The Monarchy and Support 10. Appeasement 11. External Focus 12. Political Realism 13. Conclusion.