Islamism: A New Totalitarianism (Hardback)Mehdi Mozaffari (author)
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What exactly does Islamism mean? And what explains its violent expansion in recent decades? Are there
similarities between Islamism and classical totalitarian regimes and ideologies? Will it fail, as those regimes did in
Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; or can it adapt effectively to changing realities? What are the fundamental
strengths and weaknesses of the Islamic project?
Addressing these questions within a context both historical and global,Mehdi Mozaffari provides an important
new framework for understanding the full impact of Islamism in the Middle East and beyond.
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
Number of pages: 350
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"Timely and important.... a book that finally makes Islamism intelligible to Western students of
history and politics."-Roger Griffin, Oxford Brookes University
"An important contribution to debates on the role of totalitarian ideologies and movements in the 21st century."
-Uwe Backes, Hannah Arendt Institute, TU Dresden
From the reviews of the Danish edition:
"With its conceptual clarifications and analytical tools, [this book] opens the door to an understanding
of the relation between Islam, Islamism, Islamization, and events in the Middle East."
-Lone Norgaard, Jyllands-Posten