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Middle East Today

Contesting the Theological Foundations of Islamism and Violent Extremism

Editors: Mansouri, Fethi, Keskin, Zuleyha (Eds.)

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  • Analyzes the place of Islam in the world and within Western nation-states
  • Explores the causes of radicalization from theological perspective with an objective to offer critical epistemological responses and sociological understandings
  • Includes contributions containing original and critical research, addressing the broad themes of religious interpretation, violent extremism and Muslim youth radicalization
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This edited volume discusses critically discursive claims about the theological foundations connecting Islam to certain manifestations of violent extremism. Such claims and associated debates become even more polarizing when images of violent acts of terrorism performed in the name of Islam circulate in the global media. The authors argue that the visibility of such mediated violent extremism, in particular since the emergence of ISIS, has created a major political and security challenge not only to the world but also to the global Muslim community. This is particularly true in relation to the way Islam is being understood and characterized in the modern world. Existing studies on radicalization generally deal with causes and strategies to address violent extremism. The book will appeal to scholars, researchers and students in political science, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.

About the authors

Fethi Mansouri is Director of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalization at Deakin University and UNESCO Chairholder at Cultural Diversity and Social Justice, Australia.

Zuleyha Keskin is Course Director at Charles Sturt University, Australia, and Managing Editor of Australian Journal of Islamic Studies.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Framing the Debate Around Islamic Theology, Radicalisation and Violent Extremism

    Pages 1-12

    Mansouri, Fethi (et al.)

  • Causes of Radicalisation: Theological Arguments as the Ultimate Trigger

    Pages 15-34

    Keskin, Zuleyha (et al.)

  • Refuting the Extremist Interpretations of the Text and the Prophetic Traditions: The Case of Qur’an 2:256

    Pages 35-51

    Coruh, Hakan

  • Social Construction of Jihad and Human Dignity in the Language of ISIS

    Pages 53-72

    Ali, Jan A.

  • Orientalism and Anti-Orientalism: Epistemological Approaches to Islam and Violence

    Pages 75-95

    Sulaiman, Mohammed

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eBook $64.99
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02719-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02718-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contesting the Theological Foundations of Islamism and Violent Extremism
Editors
  • Fethi Mansouri
  • Zuleyha Keskin
Series Title
Middle East Today
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02719-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02719-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02718-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 232
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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