Political Islam and human security

Mansouri, Fethi and Akbarzadeh, Shahram 2006, Political Islam and human security Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle, England.


Title Political Islam and human security
Author(s) Mansouri, Fethi
Akbarzadeh, Shahram
Editor(s) Mansouri, Fethi
Akbarzadeh, Shahram
Publication date 2006
Total pages 280p.
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Press
Place of Publication Newcastle, England
Summary In the wake of the September 11 and subsequent terrorist attacks, the academic and media commentaries on Islam the religion and Islam the basis for political ideology haves received an unprecedented high level of exposure and attention. The acts of political violence by extremist groups and the omnipresent war on terror have added fresh uncertainties to an already complex global order. Just as terrorism and counter-terrorism are locked in a mutually re-enforcing symbiosis, the sense of insecurity felt by Muslims and non-Muslims alike is mutually dependent and has the potential to escalate. This general assessment holds true for Muslims living in the Muslim world and beyond. The pervasive sense of being under attack physically and culturally by the United States and its allies has contributed to a growing unease among Muslims and re-enforced deep-seated mistrust of the ‘West’. Public articulation of such misgivings has in turn, lent credence to Western observers who posit an inherent antipathy between the West and the Muslim world. The subsequent policies that have emerged in this context of fear and mutual distrust have contributed to the vicious cycle of insecurity.
ISBN 9781847180384
1847180388
Language eng
Field of Research 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category A7.1 Edited book
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30059505

Document type: Book
Collection: Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
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