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The failure of political Islam / (Record no. 89096)

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008 - FIXED-LENGTH DATA ELEMENTS--GENERAL INFORMATION
fixed length control field 940421s1994 mau b 001 0 eng
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 0674291409 (cloth : alk. paper) :
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 0674291417 (pbk.)
040 ## - CATALOGING SOURCE
Transcribing agency PK-LaUMT
082 00 - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 297.1977
Item number ROY-F
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Roy, Olivier
245 14 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title The failure of political Islam /
Statement of responsibility, etc Olivier Roy ; translated by Carol Volk
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Place of publication, distribution, etc Cambridge, Mass. :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc Harvard University Press,
Date of publication, distribution, etc 1994
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent xi, 238 p. ;
Dimensions 24 cm.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc For many Westerners, ours seems to be the era of the "Islamic threat," with radical Muslims everywhere on the rise and on the march, remaking societies and altering the landscape of contemporary politics. In a powerful corrective to this view, the French political philosopher Olivier Roy presents an entirely different verdict: political Islam is a failure.
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Summary, etc Even if Islamic fundamentalists take power in countries like Algeria, they will be unable to reshape economics and politics and, in the name of "Islamic universalism," will express no more than nationalism or an even narrower agenda. Despite all the rhetoric about an "Islamic way," an "Islamic economy," and an "Islamic state," the realities of the Muslim world remain essentially unchanged.
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Summary, etc .
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Summary, etc Roy demonstrates that the Islamism of today is still the Third Worldism of the 1960s: populist politics and mixed economies of laissez-faire for the rich and subsidies for the poor. In Roy's striking formulation, those marching today beneath Islam's green banners are the same as the "reds" of yesterday, with similarly dim prospects of success. Roy has much to say about the sociology of radical Islam, about the set of ideas and assumptions at its core.
520 8# - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc He explains lucidly why Iran, for all the sound and fury of its revolution, has been unable to launch "sister republics" beyond its borders, and why the dream of establishing Islam as a "third force" in international relations remains a futile one. Richly informed, powerfully argued, and clearly written, this is a book that no one trying to understand Islamic fundamentalism can afford to overlook.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Islam and politics
Geographic subdivision Middle East.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Islam and politics
Geographic subdivision Africa, North.
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Koha item type Books
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