Guide to Islamist Movements

Guide to Islamist Movements

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This is the first comprehensive guide to today's most important, yet least understood transnational ideology - political Islamism. The movement takes many forms, ranging from electoral participation to revolutionary terrorism and global jihad, and influences the politics of virtually every country around the globe. The guide examines the movement's diverse groups, ideas, and activities, including the beliefs, organizational structures, and interactions of the different groups. It focuses on thinkers and ideologies, movements and parties, and responding government policies and repression. The guide begins with two general essays. The first is an overview of contemporary Islamism that assesses its roots in the history of Islam and traces the rise of Islamist thought through the twentieth century to contemporary times. The second essay addresses the concept of 'global jihad' and jihadist movements, especially in relationship to terrorism, and provides background to the various groups and movements discussed in the book.
Following these introductions, sections are organized geographically and cover the areas of intense, and known, Islamist activity - Sub-Shaharan Africa, Asia, Australia and the Pacific, Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, Europe, and the Western Hemisphere. Essays within the sections examine specific countries and regions, and detail the groups and activities within these areas. The essays include detailed bibliographic information for further research.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 800 pages
  • 248.92 x 360.68 x 53.34mm | 1,995.8g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • M.E. Sharpe
  • Armonk, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • maps, index
  • 0765617471
  • 9780765617477

Table of contents

List of Maps; Preface; Introduction: An Introduction to Assessing Contemporary Islamism Barry Rubin; Global Jihad Reuven Paz; Sub-Saharan Africa; Africa David McCormack; Somalia Moshe Terdman; Sudan Harvey Glickman and Emma Rodman; Asia; Bangladesh Maneeza Hossain; China Dru C. Gladney; Malaysia Joseph Chinyong Liow; Thailand Tiffany Kay Hacker and Linda Michaud-Emin. Australia and the Pacific; Australia Leanne Piggott; Indonesia Greg Barton; The Philippines S.P. Harish and Joseph Chinyong Liow; Central Asia; Central Asia Zeyno Baran; Afghanistan Antonio Giustozzi; The Caucasus Zeyno Baran and Svante E. Cornell; North Africa and the Middle East; Algeria Luis Martinez; Egypt Israel Elad Altman; Iran Abbas William (Bill) Samii; Iraq Ibrahim Al-Marashi; Israel Mordechai Keidar; Jordan Curtis R. Ryan; Kuwait, Qatar, the UAE, and Oman Sean Foley; Lebanon Robert G. Rabil; Morocco Aziz Enhaili; Pakistan Ajai Sahni; Palestinians Hillel Frisch; Saudi Arabia Hassan Mneimneh; Syria Barry Rubin; Tunisia Aziz Enhaili; Turkey Ali Carkoglu; Yemen Laurent Bonnefoy; Europe; Belgium Brigitte Marechal; France Farhad Kosrovkhavar; Germany Guido Steinberg; Italy Kathryn Haahr-Escolano; Netherlands Edwin Bakker & Michael Andrew Berger; The Russian Federation Gordon M. Hahn; Scandinavia Magnus Norell; Spain Juan Jose Escobar Stemmann (Hansi Escobar); United Kingdom Jonathan Spyer; Western Hemisphere; Caribbean Basin Moshe Terdiman; North America Judith Colp Rubin.
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