Islamic Governmentality? The Taslima Nasrin Case
On November 29, 2008, Bangladesh held its ninth National Parliamentary elections. While the Awami League won on a landslide (270 of 300 seats), the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP, one of the country’s major political parties) and Jaamat-i-Islami (JI, the main Islamist party) did very poorly. JI received only 2 seats despite its coalition with the BNP. Although electorally trashed, JI and Islamists remain an important force.
KeywordsCivil Society Islamic Scholar Islamic Fundamentalism Muslim Ruler Genealogical Approach
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