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Routledge Handbook of Islamic Radicalisation

1st Edition

By Shahamak Rezaei, Marco Goli


384 pages

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This new volume comprehensively addresses the key questions regarding Islamic Radicalisation.

Islamic radicalisation is widely understood as the cognitive and ideological framework and denominator for the creation of a worldview that is not only incompatible with, but openly hostile to the principles of pluralism, freedom of expression and democracy itself. Our knowledge of Islamic Radicalisation as a historical and contemporary sociological phenomenon is rather limited, however. This bookis intended to provide an accessible yet sophisticated introduction to all the key topics of radicalisation, not only by addressing contemporary developments but the historical roots and development of the movement as well. It addresses the main challenges posed by Islamic radicalisation to Western states, not only representing societal and political concerns but also making a genuine effort to understand the appeal of Islamic radicalisation to young people, who have undergone comprehensive socialisation in the democratic and welfare states of Europe.

The volume is organized into five sections:

Part I: Concepts, offers conceptual clarifications and definitional elaborations of Islamic Radicalisation, making a distinction between Radical Islamism and other similar concepts;

Part II: The Classical Roots of Islamic Radicalisation, describes the classical roots of Islamic Radicalisation, and describes Islam as both a religion and a religious ideology;

Part III: Contemporary History of Islamic Radicalisation, goes through the recent history of Islamic Radicalisation, analysing the milestones in the period from 1979 (Iranian revolution) to 2015;

Part IV: The Organization of Radical Islamism, focuses on mainstream (host) society migration and integration policies and value conflicts and radical Muslims’ strategies;

Part V: Radicalization, Migration and Integration, focuseson the organization of Radical Islamism, recruitment, finance, relation to gangs in deprived urban areas, gender and class conflicts.

This book will be of great interest to students of radicalisation, political violence, radical Islam, security studies and IR.

Table of Contents

Introduction PART I: Concepts of Islamic Radicalisation 1. What is Islamic Radicalization?: Conceptual Clarifications 2. The identity and the identification of Radical Muslims 3. Discourses on Islamic Radicalisation 4. Competing ‘Radical Islamisms’ Part II: Classical roots of Islamic Radicalisation 5. The Golden Ages of Islam and the Ideal World: Medina constitution and the Caliphate 6. The Quran and How Radical Muslims Interpret it 7. Jihadist Ideology 8. From Politicisation of Islam to Islamism in Moderate Islamic States and the Radical Islamic State 9. Core Concepts of Radical Islamism PART III: Contemporary History of Islamic Radicalisation 1979-2015 10. The Radical Islamic Perspective on the Contemporary World Order 11. Radical Islamism and Western Powers 12. Islam and Social Mobilization 13. Radicalisation into Violent Extremism: Social Science Theories 14. Muslim Civil Societies in the West: Deviance and Social Control 15. Role of Religious Authorities and Civil Societies: Trojan horse or participatory citizenship? 16. Islamic Radicalization, Globalization and Migration: Diaspora and Integration 17. The Dilemma of Democracy: Radical Muslims, Democracy and Democratic Participations 18. Freedom of expression: Islamic Radicalisation and Social media 19. Process of Islamic Radicalisation: Muslim Identity crises 20. The Shia and the Sunni Islamic Radicalisation: Iran and Iraq 21. Radicalisation and Class 22. The Muslim Community Perspective on Radical Muslims PART IV: Radicalization, Migration and Integration 23. Values, Attitudes and Behavioral Preferences of Radicalized Muslims 24. Islamic radicalization across ethnicities 25. Integration and radicalization 26. Social Work and the Radical Islamic Movement: The Nordic Example Part V: The Organization of Radical Islamism 27:Recruitment to Radical Islam: Gangs, Jails, Universities, and Radical Muslims 28: Financing Radical Islam 29: Radicalisation and gender 30: Organizations and operations: Profiling Nnotable Radical Islamic Organizations 31: The converts? 32: Conclusions: Coexistence in Multi-ethnic/Multi-religious Society

About the Authors

Shahamak Rezaei is Associate Professor, Department of Society and Globalization, University of Roskilde, Denmark. Marco Goli is Associate Professor at Metropolitan University College, Copenhagen, Denmark

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / General
HISTORY / Middle East / General
HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism
RELIGION / Islam / General