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

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Overview

Shows how the laws governing civil society are used to regulate Islamic activism in Jordan.
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Due to Jordan's political liberalization since 1989 being based on economic expediency rather than grassroots pressure for democratization, formal reform organizations (e.g. the Muslim Brotherhood) are subject to "the management of collective action." Drawing on observations and interviews with Islamic alternative institution leaders from 1996-97, Wiktorowicz (government, Dartmouth College) offers an ethnographic study of mobilization patterns of Islamic activism (including women's groups) through informal, less subject to state regulation, social networks such as the Salafi movement. Includes Arabic, English, and French bibliographic sources. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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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
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 205
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Tables

Introduction

The Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis
Organizations, Informal Networks, and Collective Action
The Political Context of Islamic Activism in Jordan
The Structure of the Book

1. The Management of Collective Action

Political Liberalization and Organizational Growth
The Conditionality of Participation
Corporatism and Self-Discipline: The General Union of Voluntary Societies
Social Control and Alternative Forms of Collective Action
Conclusion

2. State Power and the Regulation of Islam

Islamic Legitimacy and State Power
Religious Legitimacy in Jordan
The Mosque
Imams, Preachers, and the Khutha
Zakat
Islamic Law and the Fatwa
Ramadan and the Effect of State Control
State Islamic Organizations
Conclusion

3. Islamic Social Movement Organizations and the Muslim Brotherhood

The Islamic NGO Community: An Overview
The Muslim Brotherhood and Cooperation
Muslim Brotherhood Organizations
Conclusion

4. The Salafi Movement and Informal Networks

Salafi Ideology
The Salafi Challenge
Organizational Experience
Informal Networks and Salafi Activism
Conclusion

Conclusion

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2002

    An amazing book!

    Wiktorowicz provides exceptional insight into the Islamic Movement. The style is lean and powerful. The book synthesizes complex issues and is particularly powerful reading after 9/11.

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