Book Radical Islam and international security : challenges and responses / edited by Hillel Frisch and Efraim Inbar.
Associated Name: Inbar, Efraim, 1947-
Associated Name: Frisch, Hillel.
Publication year: 2008.
Call Number BP173.5 .R33 2008
Media class: Book
Publisher: London ;New York : Routledge
ISBN: 9780415444606 0415444608 9780203938409 0203938402
Series title: BESA studies in international security
Extent: xi, 227 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Radical Islam poses a political challenge like that of no other radical religious movement. Ideologically, it is perceived by Western policy makers as threatening liberal-democratic ideology by which most states in the West abide and which most other states rhetorically espouse. This book is an to the intellectual and policy debate on the nature of the radical Islam phenomenon and how to respond to it. The collection is divided into three parts: the first part seeks to understand Islamic challenge in broad comparative and historical terms, while the second part deals with specific regional case studies, which seek to identify patterns of uniformity and variation in radical Islam. The third part is policy-oriented, suggesting possible responses to Islamic challenge. Contributors include distinguished researchers from Europe, North America and Middle East. This book is of interest to students of Islamism, political violence, international security and Middle Eastern politics.
Introduction / Hillel Frisch and Efraim Inbar. -- Part I. The challenge of radical Islam : general themes. -- 1. Religious extremism or religionization of politics? The ideological foundations of political Islam / Bassam Tibi -- 2. Islam from flexibility to ferocity / Zeʼev Maghen -- 3. An economic perspective on radical Islam / Arye L. Hillman. -- Part II. The Islamist challenge : case studies. -- 4. The rise of jihadi trends in Saudi Arabia : the post Iraq-Kuwait war phase / Joseph Kostiner -- 5. Islamic radicalism and terrorism in the European Union : the Maghrebi factor / Michael M. Laskier -- 6. Explaining the causes of radical Islam in Europe / Jonathan S. Paris -- 7. The evolution of Iranian interventionism : support for radical Islam in Turkey, 1982-2003 / Patrick James and Yasemin Akbaba -- 8. The Islamic dimension of Pakistan's foreign policy / Rushda Siddiqui. -- Part III. Responding to the Islamist challenge. -- 9. The potential dangers of a "real" jihad / Max Singer -- 10. Deterring those who are already dead? / Laurent Murawiec -- 11. Fighting terrorism with democracy? / Daniel Byman -- 12. Counter-terrorist strategies / Jonathan Stevenson.