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dc.contributor.author Pasha, Mustapha
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-04T18:34:07Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-04T18:34:07Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-01
dc.identifier.citation Pasha , M 2018 , ' Political Theology and Sovereignty: Sayyid Qutb in Our Times ' Journal of International Relations and Development , vol. 274 , pp. 171-180 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1408-6980
dc.identifier.other PURE: 26538417
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 23621a01-c05d-4d66-abf7-77b689dfa48b
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85052956144
dc.identifier.other handle.net: 2160/46545
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/46545
dc.description.abstract This article explores the political-theological nature of Sayyid Qutb’s theoretical design, specifically its relation to non-Western understandings of sovereignty, and its principal anomalies arising from the struggle of reconciling the notions of the modern state with deterritorialized imaginings of a religious community. Repudiating reformist variants of modernist Islam, Qutb’s writings afford an alternate reading of modern sovereignty as it is reconfigured in the language of hakimiyyah (God’s sovereignty). A political reading of sovereignty in Qutb complicates the assumed separation between political and non-political spheres. The argument recognizes a basic distinction between the idea of sovereignty in a theological sense and its political counterpart. In Qutb’s design, however, the absence of determinate lines between the theological and the political leaves few autonomous social 1spheres outside God’s law. Whilst Qutb’s vision does not exhaust political Islam —a fairly heterodox field of diverse perspectives and commitments—the appeal of his writings remains forceful, especially under conditions of Islam’s perceived defensiveness in the face of secularist global modernity and its institutionalized forms. The article situates Qutb within the expanding repertoire of non-Western understandings of the political logic of International Relations. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of International Relations and Development en
dc.rights en
dc.subject Political Theology en
dc.subject Sovereignty en
dc.subject modernity en
dc.subject Islam en
dc.subject Qutb en
dc.subject Fundamentalism en
dc.subject International Relations en
dc.title Political Theology and Sovereignty: Sayyid Qutb in Our Times en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.description.version authorsversion en
dc.contributor.institution Department of International Politics en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.date.embargoedUntil 29-05-20


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