Authority without territory : the Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili imamate (Book, 2014) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Authority without territory : the Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili imamate

Author: Daryoush Mohammad Poor
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Series: Literatures and cultures of the Islamic world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Ismaili imamate's in the 21st century is particularly characterized by a shift in authority and its style of leadership. This shift is specifically embodied in the institutionalization of the office of imamate, most visibly reflected in the activities of the Aga Khan Development Network, a bifocal leadership of the Imam, which focuses on both the faith and the world without abandoning or downplaying one for the  Read more...
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Named Person: Aga Khan; Aga Khan; Karim al-Husaini, Aga Khan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daryoush Mohammad Poor
ISBN: 9781137428790 1137428791
OCLC Number: 881656040
Description: xix, 258 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Max Weber, authority and leadership --
2. Imamate and the question of authority in Muslim and Shiʻi contexts --
3. The Aga Khan: a visionary leader --
4. The AKDN: an overview of the Ismaili imamate's institutional endeavors --
5. Hybrid leadership and the case of the Ismaili Imamate --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Literatures and cultures of the Islamic world.
Responsibility: Daryoush Mohammad Poor.

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Examining the connection between the concept of authority and the transformation of the Ismaili imamate, Authority without Territory is the first study of the imamate in contemporary times with a  Read more...
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