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Islamism and Democracy in India: The Transformation of Jamaat-e-Islami; Islamism in Indonesia: Politics in the Emerging Democracy
Together, these two books suggest that political Islam is like any other ideology in its propensity to develop in different ways depending on the circumstances.This article is paywall-free.
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea; The Hidden People of North Korea: Everyday Life in the Hermit Kingdom
Rich in context and detail, Demnick's book provides a riveting account of how a functioning totalitarian system decayed into a land of starvation. Hassig and Oh...This article is paywall-free.