The Management of Islamic Activism: Salafis, the Muslim Brotherhood, and State Power in Jordan / Edition 1

The Management of Islamic Activism: Salafis, the Muslim Brotherhood, and State Power in Jordan / Edition 1

by Quintan Wiktorowicz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791448363

ISBN-13: 9780791448366

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: State University of New York Press

"The Management of Islamic Activism examines the relationship between the changing nature of state power and patterns of Islamic activism in Jordan. Using extensive fieldwork, the author demonstrates how regimes continue to constrain the organization of Islamic opposition even after the advent of political liberalization. In the case of the Jordanian regime, control…  See more details below

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"The Management of Islamic Activism examines the relationship between the changing nature of state power and patterns of Islamic activism in Jordan. Using extensive fieldwork, the author demonstrates how regimes continue to constrain the organization of Islamic opposition even after the advent of political liberalization. In the case of the Jordanian regime, control has been maintained through the "management of collective action" - the regulation of opposition through a complex array of bureaucratic and legal mechanisms. More specifically, laws governing civil society organizations are manipulated to encourage the formation of moderate Islamic groups while disempowering more radical activists. As a result, the radical activists have formed informal social networks that operate outside the state's control. Composed of like-minded Islamists, these networks evade attempts to manage Islamic activism through a loose web of personal relationships, small group interactions, and formal meetings. A comparison of the Salafis and the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan demonstrates how state management strategies shape these patterns of social movement mobilization."--BOOK JACKET.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791448366
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
SUNY series in Middle Eastern Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Tables
Introduction1
1The Management of Collective Action19
2State Power and the Regulation of Islam45
3Islamic Social Movement Organizations and the Muslim Brotherhood83
4The Salafi Movement and Informal Networks111
Conclusion147
Notes155
Bibliography181
Index199

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