Skip to main content

Fundamentalisms and the State

Remaking Polities, Economies, and Militance

John H. Garvey, Timur Kuran, and David C. Rapoport, associate editors
Do fundamentalisms tend toward political activism, and how
successful have they been in remaking political structures?
To answer this question, the contributors to this volume—
political scientists, historians of religion,
anthropologists, and sociologists—discuss the anti-
abortion movement, Operation Rescue in the United States, the
Islamic war of resistance in Afghanistan, Shi’ite
jurisprudence in Iran, and other issues. The volume
considers the effect that antisecular religious movements
have had over the past twenty-five years on national
economies, political parties, constitutional issues, and
international relations on five continents and within the
traditions of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism,
Hinduism, and Sikhism. Marty and Appleby conclude with a
synthetic statement on the fundamentalist impact on polities,
economies, and state security.
The Fundamentalism Project, Volume 3

Martin E. Marty and R. Scott Appleby direct the
Fundamentalism Project. Marty, the Fairfax M. Cone
Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Modern
Christianity at the University of Chicago, is the senior
editor of the Christian Century and the author of
numerous books, including the multivolume Modern American
Religion, also published by the University of
Chicago Press. Appleby, a research associate at the
University of Chicago, is the author of “Church and
Age Unite!” The Modernist Impulse in American

676 pages | 7 tables | 7 x 10 | © 1993

The Fundamentalism Project

Political Science: Comparative Politics

Religion: Comparative Studies and History of Religion

Table of Contents

Ch. 1: Introduction
Martin E. Marty, Scott Appleby.
Pt. 1: Remaking Polities
Ch. 2: Introduction: Fundamentalism and Politics
John H. Garvey
Ch. 3: Fundamentalism and American Law
John H. Garvey
Ch. 4: Fundamentalism, Ethnicity, and Enclave
Steve Bruce
Ch. 5: Jewish Fundamentalism and the Israeli Polity
Charles S. Liebman
Ch. 6: Shiite Jurisprudence and Constitution Making in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Said Amir Arjomand
Ch. 7: The Fundamentalist Impact on Law, Politics, and Constitutions in Iran, Pakistan, and the Sudan
Ann Elizabeth Mayer
Ch. 8: Fundamentalist Influence in Egypt: The Strategies of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Takfir Groups
Abdel Azim Ramadan
Ch. 9: Islamic Tajdid and the Political Process in Nigeria
Umar M. Birai
Ch. 10: The Nakshibendi Order of Turkey
Serif Mardin
Ch. 11: Hindu Fundamentalism and the Structural Stability of India
Robert Eric Frykenberg
Ch. 12: Sikh Fundamentalism: Translating History into Theory
Harjot Oberoi
Pt. 2: Restructuring Economies
Ch. 13: Fundamentalisms and the Economy
Timur Kuran
Ch. 14: The Economic Impact of Islamic Fundamentalism
Timur Kuran
Ch. 15: Heirs to the Protestant Ethic? The Economics of American Fundamentalists
Laurence R. Iannaccone
Ch. 16: Buddhist Economics and Buddhist Fundamentalism in Burma and Thailand
Charles F. Keyes
Ch. 17: The Economic Impact of Hindu Revivalism
Deepak Lal
Pt. 3: Remaking the World through Militancy
Ch. 18: Comparing Militant Fundamentalist Movements and Groups
David C. Rapoport
Ch. 19: Three Models of Religious Violence: The Case of Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel
Ehud Sprinzak
Ch. 20: Afghanistan: An Islamic War of Resistance
Olivier Roy
Ch. 21: Militancy and Religion in Contemporary Iran
Nikki R. Keddie, Farah Monian.
Ch. 22: Hizbullah: The Calculus of Jihad
Martin Kramer
Ch. 23: Saving America’s Souls: Operation Rescue’s Crusade against Abortion
Faye Ginsburg
Ch. 24: Buddhism, Politics, and Violence in Sri Lanka
Stanley J. Tambiah
Ch. 25: Conclusion: Remaking the State: The Limits of the Fundamentalist Imagination
Martin E. Marty, R. Scott Appleby.
List of Contributors


American Academy of Religion: American Academy of Religion Awards for Excellence

Be the first to know

Get the latest updates on new releases, special offers, and media highlights when you subscribe to our email lists!

Sign up here for updates about the Press