From Western Europe to Asia, from the Middle East to the Horn of Africa, societies are finding themselves under growing assault from radical Islamist forces. In some countries, such as Spain and France, the challenge posed by radical Islam is still limited in scope and embryonic in nature. But in others, including Somalia and Pakistan, it poses a mortal danger to the future of the existing state. The World Almanac of Islamism is the first comprehensive reference work to detail the global reach of Islamism across six continents. Each country study, written by leading subject-matter experts, examines the full scope of the Islamist phenomenon, from the activities of radical Islamist groups to the role of Islamist actors and ideas in society to the responseor complicityof the local government. An additional series of “movement” studies explores the global reach, ideology, and capabilities of the world’s most powerful transnational Islamist movements. Finally, Almanac includes regional summaries and a global overview designed to provide context and strategic insights into current and emerging trends relating to Islamism the world over.
Features of the new edition include:
- Three new country studies (Nigeria, Brazil, Tanzania)
- Two new movement studies (the Gulen movement and Boko Haram)
- Updates to all original chapters
- Consolidation of trends/analyses into one “Global Overview”
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.30(d)|
About the Author
For nearly three decades, the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) has played an essential role in the U.S. foreign policy debate. Founded in 1982, AFPC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing information to those who make or influence the foreign policy of the United States and to assisting world leaders with building democracies and market economies. AFPC is widely recognized as a source of timely, insightful analysis on issues of foreign policy and works closely with members of Congress, the executive branch, and the policymaking community. It is staffed by noted specialists in foreign and defense policy and serves as a valuable resource to officials in the highest levels of government.