The Failure of Political Islam


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For many Westerners, the 1990s may seem the era of Islamic fundamentalism with radical Muslims everywhere on the march, remaking societies and altering the landscape of contemporary politics. Offering a corrective to such a view, the French political philosopher Olivier Roy depicts an entirely different spectacle - political Islam is a failure. Save for Iran, it has not won power in the states of the Muslim world. He asserts that despite its incantation about an "Islamic way", with a specifically Islamic economy and Islamic ...

The Failure of Political Islam 1998, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674291416

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The Failure of Political Islam 1994, I.B.Tauris, London

ISBN-13: 9781850438809