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Pathways of Islamist Mobilization against the State in the Middle East and Central Asia

Frédéric Volpi

in Sovereignty After Empire

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780748643042
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653270 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643042.003.0018
Pathways of Islamist Mobilization against the State in the Middle East and Central Asia

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This chapter draws some parallels between discourses and practices of governance and opposition in the Middle East and Central Asia, and proposes some tentative suggestions regarding a common rationale for the contemporary framing of post-colonial Islamism. The purpose of the analysis is to contribute to the discussion on the implications of inclusion-exclusion for the ‘radicalization-moderation’ of Islamist groups. By positioning the narrative in relation to general political science debates and highlighting the more structural insights provided by this cross-regional comparison, the chapter recognizes that there is a price to be paid in terms of details and nuances.

Keywords: governance; opposition; Middle East; Central Asia; post-colonial Islamism; Islamist groups

Chapter.  7499 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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