Radical Islam and International Security: Challenges and Responses / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$137.99
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $151.02
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 4%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (4) from $151.02   
  • New (1) from $159.35   
  • Used (3) from $151.02   

Overview

Radical Islam poses a political challenge in the modern world which is like that of no other radical religious movement. Ideologically, it is perceived by Western policy makers as threatening the liberal-democratic ideology by which most states in the West abide and which most other states rhetorically espouse.

This book serves as a welcome addition to the intellectual and policy debate on the nature of the radical Islam phenomenon and how to respond to it. The collection is divided into three parts: the first part seeks to understand the Islamic challenge in broad comparative and historical terms, while the second part deals with specific regional case studies, which seek to identify patterns of uniformity and variation in radical Islam across a wide swath of terrain. The third part is policy-oriented, suggesting possible responses to the Islamic challenge. The contributors include distinguished researchers from Europe, North America and the Middle East.

This book will be of much interest to students of Islamism, political violence, international security and Middle Eastern politics.



Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415444606
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/11/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents


List of illustrations     vii
Notes on contributors     viii
Introduction: radical Islam and international security: challenges and responses   Hillel Frisch   Efraim Inbar     1
The challenge of radical Islam: general themes     9
Religious extremism or religionization of politics? The ideological foundations of political Islam   Bassam Tibi     11
Islam from flexibility to ferocity   Ze'ev Maghen     38
An economic perspective on radical Islam   Arye L. Hillman     44
The Islamist challenge: case studies     71
The rise of jihadi trends in Saudi Arabia: the post Iraq-Kuwait war phase   Joseph Kostiner     73
Islamic radicalism and terrorism in the European Union: the Maghrebi factor   Michael M. Laskier     93
Explaining the causes of radical Islam in Europe   Jonathan S. Paris     121
The evolution of Iranian interventionism: support for radical Islam in Turkey, 1982-2003   Patrick James   Yasemin Akbaba     134
The Islamic dimension of Pakistan's foreign policy   Rushda Siddiqui     153
Responding to the Islamist challenge     169
The potential dangers of a "real" jihad   Max Singer     171
Deterring those who are already dead?   Laurent Murawiec     180
Fighting terrorism with democracy?   Daniel Byman     188
Counter-terrorist strategies   Jonathan Stevenson     204
Index     220
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)