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A New Totalitarianism

Mehdi Mozaffari



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10 May 2017
Islamic & Arabic philosophy; Religion & beliefs; Islamic studies; Fascism & Nazism; Political structures: totalitarianism & dictatorship
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.
By:   Mehdi Mozaffari
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
ISBN:   9781626376557
ISBN 10:   1626376557
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   10 May 2017
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mehdi Mozaffari is professor emeritus of political science at Aarhus University.

Reviews for Islamism: A New Totalitarianism

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

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