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The Resource The failure of political Islam, Olivier Roy ; translated by Carol Volk

The failure of political Islam, Olivier Roy ; translated by Carol Volk

Label
The failure of political Islam
Title
The failure of political Islam
Statement of responsibility
Olivier Roy ; translated by Carol Volk
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • 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 Algeria, they will be unable to reshape economics and politics and, in the name of "Islamic universalism, " will express no more than nationalism or an even narrower agenda. Despite all the rhetoric about an "Islamic way, " an "Islamic economy, " and an "Islamic state, " the realities of the Muslim world remain essentially unchanged
  • Roy demonstrates that the Islamism of today is still the Third Worldism of the 1960s: populist politics and mixed economies of laissez-faire for the rich and subsidies for the poor. In Roy's striking formulation, those marching today beneath Islam's green banners are the same as the "reds" of yesterday, with similarly dim prospects of success. Roy has much to say about the sociology of radical Islam, about the set of ideas and assumptions at its core. He explains lucidly why Iran, for all the sound and fury of its revolution, has been unable to launch "sister republics" beyond its borders, and why the dream of establishing Islam as a "third force" in international relations remains a futile one. Richly informed, powerfully argued, and clearly written, this is a book that no one trying to understand Islamic fundamentalism can afford to overlook
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roy, Olivier
Dewey number
322/.1/0917671
Index
index present
LC call number
BP63.A4
LC item number
M537313 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islam and politics
  • Islam and politics
  • Middle East
  • Africa, North
Label
The failure of political Islam, Olivier Roy ; translated by Carol Volk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-229) and index
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
Control code
ocm30473567
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 238 p.
Isbn
9780674291416
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
94018782
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 218749
  • (OCoLC)30473567
Label
The failure of political Islam, Olivier Roy ; translated by Carol Volk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-229) and index
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
Control code
ocm30473567
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 238 p.
Isbn
9780674291416
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
94018782
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 218749
  • (OCoLC)30473567

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