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Their Second Republic

Islamism in the Sudan from Disintegration to Oblivion, 1st Edition

By Abdullahi A. Gallab


240 pages

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Building on his successful book, The First Islamist Republic, Abdullahi A. Gallab’s Their Second Republic: Islamism in the Sudan from Disintegration to Oblivion deals with Islamism, its representations, history, and transformations in the region. Continuing the study of Islamism in power the book affirms the continuous disintegration of the Islamist movement in the Sudan taking a critical look at its institutions and their ideological and rhetorical stances. The book provides an entry point into Hasan al-Turabi’s Islamism, its local regimes and their disintegration. The book addresses the profound transformations that stem from the anachronistic qualities of political Islam as it deploys violence to maintain power. Gallab describes this as savage separation of religion and state. The main focus of the book is to provide a socio-historical analysis of developments and transformations of historic forms of Islamism and its runaway world as well as situating it in its local and global contexts.


’This is a significant book with an interesting argument supported by appropriate and well researched sources.’ Peter Woodward, University of Reading, UK ’Gallab’s study of the Islamist regime in Sudan provides an in-depth case study of Political Islam in practice. He presents a balanced analysis, showing the evolution of the Islamist movement while in power. This study is valuable not just for specialists in Sudanese affairs but also for anyone who is interested in the future of Political Islam and religiously-defined regimes.’ John O. Voll, Georgetown University, USA ’As a sequel to the analysis of political Islam in Sudan, Their Second Republic offers a passionate appraisal of the contours of Islamism in Sudan's three past decades. This book is a welcome input to the testimonies about how the global political Islam is on the verge of a serious transformation.’ Asef Bayat, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA '… this book is a highly rewarding read. It offers an interesting insight into the way that Islamism has risen to power in Sudan and how it failed to deliver on the promise of salvation on which its initial legitimacy rested.' Contemporary Islam

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction; The making of Islamism in the Sudan; Ḥasan al-Turabi: the making and unmaking of al-Turabi’s Islamism (1); Ḥasan al-Turabi: the making and unmaking of al-Turabi’s Islamism (2); In whose image? The same question one more time; Al-Turabi Islamism and its webs of ironies; ›AlÄ« ’Uthmān Moḥamed Ṭaha: when the hurly-burly’s done (1); ›AlÄ« ’Uthmān Moḥamed Ṭaha: when the hurly-burly’s done (2); The great exodus: walking out of the Islamist regime and its state and the liberation and citizenship debate; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

About the Author

Abdullahi A. Gallab is Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Religious Studies at Arizona State University, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies