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Violent Radical Movements in the Arab World : The Ideology and Politics of Non-State Actors, Paperback / softback Book

Violent Radical Movements in the Arab World : The Ideology and Politics of Non-State Actors Paperback / softback

Edited by Peter Sluglett, Victor Kattan

Description

Violent non-state actors have become almost endemic to political movements in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa.

This book examines why they play such a key role and the different ways in which they have developed.

Placing them in the context of the region, separate chapters cover the organizations that are currently active, including: The Muslim Brotherhood, The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra, Hamas, Hizbullah, the PKK, al-Shabab and the Huthis.

The book shows that while these groups are a new phenomenon, they also relate to other key factors including the `unfinished business' of the colonial and postcolonial eras and tacit encouragement of the Wahhabi/Salafi/jihadi da`wa by some regional powers.

Their diversity means violent non-state actors elude simple classification, ranging from `national' and `transnational' to religious and political movements.

However, by examining their origins, their supporters and their motivations, this book helps explain their ubiquity in the region.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 264 pages
  • Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Middle Eastern history
  • ISBN: 9781788319768
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