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Confronting political Islam : six lessons from the West's past, John M. Owen IV

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Confronting political Islam : six lessons from the West's past
Title
Confronting political Islam
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six lessons from the West's past
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John M. Owen IV
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Language
eng
Summary
How should the Western world today respond to the challenges of political Islam? Taking an original approach to answer this question, Confronting Political Islam compares Islamism's struggle with secularism to other prolonged ideological clashes in Western history. By examining the past conflicts that have torn Europe and the Americas<U+0127> �and how they have been supported by underground networks, fomented radicalism and revolution, and triggered foreign interventions and international conflicts John Owen draws six major lessons to demonstrate that much of what we think about political Islam is wrong. Owen focuses on the origins and dynamics of twentieth-century struggles among Communism, Fascism, and liberal democracy; the late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century contests between monarchism and republicanism; and the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century wars of religion between Catholics, Lutherans, Calvinists, and others. Owen then applies principles learned from the successes and mistakes of governments during these conflicts to the contemporary debates embroiling the Middle East. He concludes that ideological struggles last longer than most people presume; ideologies are not monolithic; foreign interventions are the norm; a state may be both rational and ideological; an ideology wins when states that exemplify it outperform other states across a range of measures; and the ideology that wins may be a surprise. Looking at the history of the Western world itself and the fraught questions over how societies should be ordered, Confronting Political Islam upends some of the conventional wisdom about the current upheavals in the Muslim world.--
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1962-
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Owen, John M.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Islam and politics
  • Western countries
  • Islamic countries
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Confronting political Islam : six lessons from the West's past, John M. Owen IV
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
List of Illustrations ix List of Tables ix Preface xi Introduction It Did Happen Here 1 Lesson 1 Don't Sell Islamism Short 26 Lesson 2 Ideologies Are (Usually) Not Monolithic 46 Lesson 3 Foreign Interventions Are Normal 67 Lesson 4 A State May Be Rational and Ideological at the Same Time 86 Lesson 5 The Winner May Be "None of the Above" 110 Lesson 6 Watch Turkey and Iran 130 Conclusion What to Do and What Not to Do 156 Notes 165 Bibliography 193 Index 211
Control code
FIEb17679679
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780691163147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), 1 map (black and white)
System control number
  • (Uk)016992746
  • (OCoLC)877364578
Label
Confronting political Islam : six lessons from the West's past, John M. Owen IV
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
List of Illustrations ix List of Tables ix Preface xi Introduction It Did Happen Here 1 Lesson 1 Don't Sell Islamism Short 26 Lesson 2 Ideologies Are (Usually) Not Monolithic 46 Lesson 3 Foreign Interventions Are Normal 67 Lesson 4 A State May Be Rational and Ideological at the Same Time 86 Lesson 5 The Winner May Be "None of the Above" 110 Lesson 6 Watch Turkey and Iran 130 Conclusion What to Do and What Not to Do 156 Notes 165 Bibliography 193 Index 211
Control code
FIEb17679679
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780691163147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), 1 map (black and white)
System control number
  • (Uk)016992746
  • (OCoLC)877364578

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