Islam and Political Violence: Muslim Diaspora and Radicalism in the West

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How do we engage with the pressing challenges of xenophobia, radicalism and security in the current political climate? The widely felt sense of insecurity in the West is shared by Muslims both within and outside Western societies. Growing Islamic militancy and the subsequent increased security measures by Western powers have contributed to a pervasive sense among Muslims of being under attack both physically and culturally. Islam and Political Violence brings together current debates on the uneasy and potentially...

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Overview

How do we engage with the pressing challenges of xenophobia, radicalism and security in the current political climate? The widely felt sense of insecurity in the West is shared by Muslims both within and outside Western societies. Growing Islamic militancy and the subsequent increased security measures by Western powers have contributed to a pervasive sense among Muslims of being under attack both physically and culturally. Islam and Political Violence brings together current debates on the uneasy and potentially mutually destructive relationship between the Muslim world and the West and argues that we are on a dangerous trajectory, strengthening dichotomous notions of the divide between the West and the Muslim world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848851979
  • Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/31/2010
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Shahram Akbarzadeh is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Deputy Director of the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies, University of Melbourne. He researches and is widely published in the areas of Islamic radicalism, the politics of Central Asia and the Middle East, and US relations with the Muslim world.

Fethi Mansouri is Professor in Middle Eastern Studies at Deakin University. He is Founding Convenor of the Australia Middle East Research Forum and co-author of Identity, Education and Belonging: Arab and Muslim Youth in Contemporary Australia and Lives in Limbo: Voices of Refugees under Temporary Protection and the editor of Australia and the Middle East: A Front Line Relationship (I.B.Tauris, 2006).

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Table of Contents

Contextualising Neo-Islam
• Part I: The Global Context
• Radical Islam and the 'War on Terror'
• Imagining Pan-Islam
• Jihadism and Intercivilisational Conflict: Conflicting Images of the Self and the Other
• Part II: The Enemy Within
• New and Old Xenophobia: The Crisis of Liberal Multiculturalism
• Risk Society and the Islamic Other
• From Diaspora Islam to Globalised Islam
• Part III: Jihadism and its Alternatives
• Conceptions of Jihad and Conflict Resolution in Muslim Societies
• Hizbut Tahrir in Indonesia: Seeking a 'Total' Islamic Identity
• Between 'Jihad' and 'McWorld': Engaged Sufism in Indonesia
• No Respect: Forging Democracy in Bosnia and Kosovo

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