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Islamic fundamentalism

A disputed term, widely used in the US and to a lesser extent in Britain to denote any movement to favour strict observance of the teachings of the Qur'an and the Shari'a (Islamic Law). On ...

Iran

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
127 words

... fundamentalism has been important since the Iranian Revolution of 1979 . The Iranian government is also implicated with geopolitical developments in other countries of the region and endured a long and bloody war with neighbouring Iraq throughout the...

religion

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
774 words

...and on the other hand the growth of religious fundamentalism and its effects on broader social and political relations. In much of Europe, the roles of the church and state are clearly divided, and church-going rates are in decline, though religious groups still seek to influence public policy but with diminishing effect. In contrast, religious dogma within the US Bible belt increasingly pervades social and political discourse, influencing policy, including school curricula. Similarly, religious fundamentalism is strongly tied into civil society and political...

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