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Islamism

A New Totalitarianism

Mehdi Mozaffari (author)

ISBN: 9781626376540

Publication Date: Apr 2017

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

What exactly does Islamism mean? And what explains its violent expansion? Are there similarities between Islamism and classical totalitarian regimes and ideologies? Will it fail, or can it adapt to changing realities? Addressing these questions, Mehdi Mozaffari provides an important new framework for understanding the full impact of Islamism in the Middle East and beyond.
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What exactly does Islamism mean? And what explains its violent expansion in recent decades? Are there similarities between Islamism and classical totalitarian regimes and ideologies? Will it fail, as those regimes did in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; or can it adapt effectively to changing realities? What are the fundamental strengths and weaknesses of the Islamic project? Addressing these questions within a context both historical and global, Mehdi Mozaffari provides an important new framework for understanding the full impact of Islamism in the Middle East and beyond.
Pages 352
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Apr 2017
Publisher Lynne Rienner Publishers
Subject/s Islam   Middle Eastern history   Islamic studies   Islamic & Arabic philosophy   International relations   Fascism & Nazism   Political structures: totalitarianism & dictatorship  
Mehdi Mozaffari is professor emeritus of political science at Aarhus University.

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