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The failure of political Islam

Author: Olivier Roy
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For many Westerners, ours seems to be the era of the "Islamic threat," with radical Muslims everywhere on the rise and on the march, remaking societies and altering the landscape of contemporary politics. In a powerful corrective to this view, the French political philosopher Olivier Roy presents an entirely different verdict: political Islam is a failure. Even if Islamic fundamentalists take power in countries like
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Roy, Olivier, 1949-
Failure of political Islam.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)624681159
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Olivier Roy
ISBN: 0674291409 9780674291409 0674291417 9780674291416
OCLC Number: 30473567
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xi, 238 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Islam and Politics: From Tradition to Reformism --
2. The Concepts of Islamism --
3. The Sociology of Islamism --
4. The Impasses of Islamist Ideology --
5. Neofundamentalism: From the Muslim Brotherhood to the Algerian FIS --
6. The Islamist New Intellectuals --
7. The Geostrategy of Islamism: States and Networks --
8. The Islamic Economy: Between Illusions and Rhetoric --
9. Afghanistan: Jihad and Traditional Society --
10. Iran: Shiism and Revolution --
11. The Shiite Factor in Iran's Foreign Policy --
Conclusion: Tomorrow's Gray Areas.
Other Titles: Echec de l'islam politique.
Responsibility: Olivier Roy ; translated by Carol Volk.

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