Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Supporting your high street Find out how »
Radical Islam in the Former Soviet Union, Paperback / softback Book

Radical Islam in the Former Soviet Union Paperback / softback

Edited by Galina M. (University of Birmingham, UK) Yemelianova

Paperback / softback

Description

This is the first comprehensive and comparative examination of Islamic radicalisation in the Muslim regions of the former Soviet Union since the end of Communism.

Since the 1990s, the ex-Soviet Muslim Volga-Urals, Caucasus and Central Asia have been among the most volatile and dynamic zones of Islamic radicalisation in the Islamic East.

Although partially driven by a wider Islamic resurgence which began in the late 1970s in the Middle East, the book argues that radicalisation is a post-Soviet phenomenon triggered by the collapse of Communism, and the break-up of the de facto unitary Soviet empire.

The book considers the considerable differences in perceptions and manifestations of radical Islam in the republics, as well as the level of its doctrinal and political impact.

It demonstrates how the particular histories of the regions' Muslim peoples - especially the length and depth of their Islamisation - have influenced the nature and scope of their radicalisation.

Other significant factors include the mobilising power of the global jihadist network, and most significantly the level of social and economic hardship.

Based on extensive empirical research including interviews with leading members of the political and religious elite, the Islamist opposition as well as ordinary muslims, the book reveals how unofficial radical Islam has turned into a potent ideology of social mobilisation.

It identifies the different dynamics at work and how these relate to each other, assesses the level of foreign involvement and evaluates the implications of the rise of Islamic radicalism for particular post-Soviet states, post-Soviet Eurasia and the wider international community.

Information

  • Format:Paperback / softback
  • Pages:300 pages, 7 Line drawings, black and white; 9 Halftones, black and white; 16 Illustrations, black a
  • Publisher:Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category:
  • ISBN:9780415673778

£37.99

£34.59

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops