Mobilizing Islam: Religion, Activism and Political Change in Egypt / Edition 1

Mobilizing Islam: Religion, Activism and Political Change in Egypt / Edition 1

by Carrie Rosefsky Wickham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231125739

ISBN-13: 9780231125734

Pub. Date: 10/10/2002

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Mobilizing Islam explores how and why Islamic groups succeeded in galvanizing educated youth into politics under the shadow of Egypt's authoritarian state, offering important and surprising answers to a series of pressing questions. Under what conditions does mobilization by opposition groups become possible in authoritarian settings? Why did Islamist groups

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Overview

Mobilizing Islam explores how and why Islamic groups succeeded in galvanizing educated youth into politics under the shadow of Egypt's authoritarian state, offering important and surprising answers to a series of pressing questions. Under what conditions does mobilization by opposition groups become possible in authoritarian settings? Why did Islamist groups have more success attracting recruits and overcoming governmental restraints than their secular rivals? And finally, how can Islamist mobilization contribute to broader and more enduring forms of political change throughout the Muslim world?

Moving beyond the simplistic accounts of "Islamic fundamentalism" offered by much of the Western media, Mobilizing Islam offers a balanced and persuasive explanation of the Islamic movement's dramatic growth in the world's largest Arab state.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231125734
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
10/10/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
1,292,595
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Nasser and the Silencing of Protest3. Educated and Under-Employed: The Rise of the Lumpen-Intelligentsia4. Parties Without Participation5. The Parallel Islamic Sector6. "The Call to God": The Islamist Project of Ideological Outreach7. Explaining the Success of Islamist Outreach8. From the Periphery to the Center: The Islamic Trend in Egypt's Professional Associations9. Cycles of Mobilization Under Authoritarian Rule10. Postscript: The Muslim Brotherhood and the Mubarak Regime, 1995-2001

Columbia University Press

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