The Organization of Islamic Cooperation

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation : Politics, Problems, and Potential

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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the world's leading international Islamic organization. Turan Kayaoglu provides the first accessible and concise introduction and overview of this important organization.

This book details the OIC's struggle to address popular Muslim demands balanced against the member states' reluctance to support the OIC politically and materially. Despite this predicament, the organization has made itself increasingly relevant over the last decade through increasing its visibility as the representative body of Muslim unity and promoting its role as a reliable interlocutor on behalf of Muslims in global society. Outlining the history, workings and goals of the OIC, the book also highlights key issues that may influence the OIC's ability to realize its potential in the future.

This will be of great interest to students and scholars of international relations, international organizations and islamic studies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 168 pages
  • 144 x 224 x 16mm | 339.99g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 Line drawings, black and white; 9 Tables, black and white; 2 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138806846
  • 9781138806849

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. Origins and the History of the OIC 3. Structure of the OIC 4. The OIC as a Platform for Inter-Islamic Politics 5. The OIC as a Global Actor 6. The OIC and International Human Rights 7. THe OIC and Global Social, Economic and Cultural Issues
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About Turan Kayaoglu

Turan Kayaoglu is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program of University of Washington, Tacoma.
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