Islamism In The Shadow Of Al-Qaeda

Islamism In The Shadow Of Al-Qaeda


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ISBN-13: 9780292717602
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 11/01/2008
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

François Burgat is Director of Research at the National Center for Scientific Research in France and teaches political science at the Institute for Research on the Arab and Muslim World. His many previous books include The Islamic Movement in North Africa, with William Dowell.

Patrick Hutchinson is a writer and research fellow at the Institute of Political Studies in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Table of Contents

  • Translator's Note and Acknowledgments
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Identity Matrix of "Muslim-Speak"
  • 2. From National Struggle to the Disillusionments of "Recolonization": The Triple Temporality of Islamism
  • 3. The Islamist Field between National Specificity and Transnationalization
  • 4. Red Sea Secrets or Islamism without Colonization
  • 5. The Brothers and the Salafis: Between Modernization and Literalism, with or without Radicalization
  • 6. Islamic Radicalization: Between Religious Sectarianism and Political Counterviolence
  • 7. From Sayyid Qutb to Mohammed Atta: Sectarianism or Political Counterviolence?
  • 8. From Fears Inherited to Fears Exploited: The War of Representations
  • 9. Hard Power and Imposed Reform: The Illusions of the Western Response to Islamism
  • Conclusion: Against Terrorism—the Absolute Weapon?
  • Appendix: The Islamists as Seen by the West in 1992
  • Notes
  • Index

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