New Boroujerdi book on Islamic political thought published
Political Science professor Mehrzad Boroujerdi’s new book Mirror for the Muslim Prince: Islam and the Theory of Statecraft examines the issues of statecraft and governance in Islamic political thought in Arab, Persian, South Asian, and Turkish traditions. The book addresses the rigorous debates and profound disagreemnts among Muslim theologians, philosophers, and literati over such questions as: What is an Islamic state? Was the state ever viewed as an independent political institution in the Islamic tradition of political thought? Does Islam have a vigorous notion of "public interest" or a systematic theory of government?