The Failure of Political Islam

The Failure of Political Islam

by Olivier Roy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674291417

ISBN-13: 9780674291416

Pub. Date: 08/19/1998

Publisher: Harvard

Olivier Roy demonstrates that the Islamic Fundamentalism of today is still the Third Worldism of the 1960s: populist politics and mixed economies of laissez-faire for the rich and subsidies for the poor. In Roy's striking formulation, those marching today beneath Islam's green banners are the same as the "reds" of yesterday, with similarly dim prospects of success…  See more details below

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Olivier Roy demonstrates that the Islamic Fundamentalism of today is still the Third Worldism of the 1960s: populist politics and mixed economies of laissez-faire for the rich and subsidies for the poor. In Roy's striking formulation, those marching today beneath Islam's green banners are the same as the "reds" of yesterday, with similarly dim prospects of success. Richly informed, powerfully argued, and clearly written, this is a book that no one trying to understand Islam can afford to overlook.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674291416
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
08/19/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1Islam and Politics: From Tradition to Reformism28
2The Concepts of Islamism35
3The Sociology of Islamism48
4The Impasses of Islamist Ideology60
5Neofundamentalism: From the Muslim Brotherhood to the Algerian FIS75
6The Islamist New Intellectuals89
7The Geostrategy of Islamism: States and Networks107
8The Islamic Economy: Between Illusions and Rhetoric132
9Afghanistan: Jihad and Traditional Society147
10Iran: Shiism and Revolution168
11The Shiite Factor in Iran's Foreign Policy183
Conclusion: Tomorrow's Gray Areas194
Notes205
Bibliography225
Index231

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