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Palgrave Macmillan

Religious Ideology and the Roots of the Global Jihad

Salafi Jihadism and International Order

ISBN 9781137409560
Publication Date August 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

The events of September 11, 2001 brought global attention to the significance of the Global Jihad. Many asked why the attack had occurred and numerous questions from all sectors of society emerged, in particular, why had they chosen to target the US and West in general?

This book explores the historical, social and ideological origins of the Global Jihad. It presents original conclusions and observations, moving beyond traditional narratives on Salafi Jihadism and the conceptual frameworks which have often resided in fixed temporal or geographical contexts. To understand the phenomenon of Salafi Jihadism, and by extension Jihadist organisations and the Global Jihad, an approach that takes account of religious ideology and historical understandings must be considered. This unique study will be a valuable resource to scholars of International Relations, Security Studies, the Middle East and Terrorism.

John Turner is an Independent Scholar, USA, and his research focuses on Jihadism, political Islam and the international relations of the Middle East. He has published in academic and policy-focused journals including Middle East Policy.

1. Prominent Debates on the the Proliferation of Salafi Jihadism
2. Historical and Ideological Challenges
3. The Islamic State
4. An Islamic Paradigm of International Relations
5. The Struggle for Unity and Legitimacy in the Imperial Age
6. The Struggle for Order in the 20th Century
7. The Rise of Salafi Jihadism and the Al-Qaeda Ideology
8. Glocalisation: al-Qaeda and its Constituents
9. The International System and Salafi Jihadist Resistance


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