Islamic Fundamentalism

Edited by Abdel Salam Sidahmed; Anoushiravan Ehteshami

First Edition • July 31, 1996 • 304 pages

Print ISBN: 9780813324302 • $46.00 USD$44.99 CAN


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The phenomenon of political Islam continues to dominate the political and social map of the Arab world, with the increasingly open struggle between ruling elites and Islamists becoming the main source of political instability in many states. This volume offers an in-depth analysis of the rise of Islamic and fundamentalist movements in the Middle East and North Africa. Through detailed case studies, the contributors examine the various manifestations of political Islam, highlighting differences across movements and evaluating the varying circumstances in which they arise. They also assess the influence of such movements on the emerging post–Cold War order in the region and consider questions of a general nature, such as Islamic state theories and the impact of Islamicism on international relations.

Abdel Salam Sidahmed is visiting research associate, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge.

Anoushiravan Ehteshami is reader in international relations and director of graduate studies at the Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Durham.

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