The Contemporary Islamic Governed State: A Reconceptualization by Joseph Kaminski

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Thomas Parker

Keywords

Contemporary Islamic Governed State, Islamic State, Wael Hallaq, Joseph Kaminski

Abstract

Since its 2013 release, Wael Hallaq’s The Impossible State has retained a central position in debates within the field of Islamic political thought. While Joseph Kaminski mostly agrees with Hallaq’s central thesis that an Islamic state is a contradiction in terms (as a modern state is in its very constitution immoral and ergo non-Islamic), he aims in his The Contemporary Islamic Governed State: A Reconceptualization to shift the discussion away from government to governance.


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