Why Muslims Rebel

Why Muslims Rebel : Repression and Resistance in the Islamic World

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Rejecting theories of economic deprivation and psychological alienation, Mohammed Hafez offers a provocative analysis of the factors that contribute to protracted violence in the Muslim world today. Hafez combines a sophisticated theoretical approach and detailed case studies to show that the primary source of Islamist insurgencies lies in the repressive political environments within which the vast majority of Muslims find themselves. Highlighting when and how institutional exclusion and indiscriminate repression contribute to large-scale rebellion, he provides a crucial dimension to our understanding of Islamic politics. A provocative analysis of the factors that contribute to protracted violence in the Muslim world today.
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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 158.75 x 234.95 x 19.05mm | 498.95g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • illustrated Edition
  • 1588261247
  • 9781588261243

Table of contents

Foreword - Fred Halliday. Introduction: The Challenge of Explaining Muslim Rebellions. Political Exclusion in the Muslim World. Repression and Rebellion. Exclusive Organizations and Protracted Conflict. Ideology and Anti-Civilian Violence. Conclusion: Patterns of Rebellion.
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"A significant work of originality, astuteness, fairness, and depth.... I would recommend it to colleagues and students alike." - John P. Entelis, Fordham University "An insightful and stimulating analysis, both theoretically informed and empirically grounded. Professor Hafez's path-breaking volume significantly enhances our understanding of rebellions in the modern Muslim world." - Guilain P. Denoeux, Colby College
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About Mohammed M. Hafez

Mohammed M. Hafez teaches in the department of political science at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
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