Rhodes, Fred
November 2004
Middle East;Nov2004, Issue 350, p65
The article presents information on the book "Islamic Movements: Impact on Political stability in the Arab World." This book is a major new study of political Islam written by leading political scientists of the Middle East. Islamic movements have maintained a strong presence in the political and social life of the Arab world since the last century, through the active pursuit of the Islamisation of their particular state or society. The strength of the movements has led to clashes and prolonged confrontations with some Arab regimes, which have greatly affected political and social stability in these states. The analyses focus on the conditions that led to the emergence of the various Islamic movements and the relationships between their thinking and praxis in particular political and social contexts.


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