The Islamist Challenge in Algeria: A Political History

The Islamist Challenge in Algeria: A Political History

by Michael Willis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814793282

ISBN-13: 9780814793282

Pub. Date: 09/01/1997

Publisher: New York University Press

In recent years, like many countries caught between the tides of fundamentalist religion and secular culture, Algeria has been rocked by social upheaval, protest, spasmodic violence, and terrorist activity. Middle East scholar Michael Willis here charts the meteoric rise of one of the largest and most powerful Islamist movements in the Muslim world. 448 pp.  See more details below

Overview

In recent years, like many countries caught between the tides of fundamentalist religion and secular culture, Algeria has been rocked by social upheaval, protest, spasmodic violence, and terrorist activity. Middle East scholar Michael Willis here charts the meteoric rise of one of the largest and most powerful Islamist movements in the Muslim world. 448 pp.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814793282
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.91(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Glossary
Introduction
1Origins: Resistance, Reformism and Nationalism, 1830-19621
2Islam in the New State, 1962-197835
3The Rise of Islamism, 1979-198869
4The Emergence of the FIS, 1988-1990107
5Islamism and the FIS Centre Stage, 1990-1991157
6The Brink of Power: The FIS and the Legislative Elections, 1991-1992213
7The Descent into Conflict, 1992-1993259
8The Search for a Solution, 1993-1996307
Conclusion385
AppElection Results393
Bibliography397
Index407

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