280 pages | 8 B/W Illus.
The Islamic State analyses the transformation of ISIS (Daesh) from an underground insurgent organisation to a quasi-state entity. It traces the genesis and evolution of what may be interpreted as a revolutionary war aimed at the creation and expansion of a new society and world order in the ruins of Syria and Iraq.
An indispensable guide to the study of modern terrorism, this book will be of great interest to students and researchers of Middle East studies, terrorism, with a focus on ISIS, military and strategic studies, politics and international relations, as well as general readers.
Introduction 1. Theory of Non-Democratic regimes 2. The Origins of Daesh 3. Political System 4. Ideology 5. Ideology enforcement 6. Violence 7. Economy of Daesh 8. Opposition 9. Conclusion