The Islamic State: From Terrorism to Totalitarian Insurgency, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Islamic State

From Terrorism to Totalitarian Insurgency, 1st Edition

By Ondrej Filipec

Routledge India

280 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

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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.

This book:

  • Analyses the regime’s totalitarian features including structure, ideology, propaganda and violence; 
  • Examines its ideology with a focus on radical Islamism and Salafi-jihadism;  
  • Studies the economics behind its continued existence; and

  • Explores the attitude of key state and non-state actors, especially Russia, USA and the Global Coalition, towards Daesh.

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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

Ondrej Filipec is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. His research interests include international relations, specifically security studies with a focus on terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and irregular migration. He has authored several monographs and scientific articles and is a regular contributor to the Panorama of Global Security Environment published by Strategic Policy Institute (STRATPOL). He is also on the international editorial board of the Slovak Journal of Political Sciences and member of the Czech Association of European Studies (CAES). He is currently working on his habilitation dedicated to multidimensional analysis of counter-terrorism policies in the EU countries.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies