Political Islam in a Time of Revolt

  • Ferran Izquierdo Brichs
  • John Etherington
  • Laura Feliu

Part of the Islam and Nationalism book series (INAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Ferran Izquierdo-Brichs, John Etherington
    Pages 1-33
  3. Ignacio Álvarez-Ossorio, Naomí Ramírez Díaz
    Pages 81-102
  4. Maria Claret-Campana, Athina Lampridi-Kemou
    Pages 127-152
  5. Guadalupe Martínez Fuentes
    Pages 177-201
  6. Raquel Ojeda-García
    Pages 249-271
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 273-280

About this book


This book explores the increasing political and social prominence of Islamist groups across the Middle East in recent years. The aftermath of the 2011 uprisings saw some groups access or even control political institutions through success at the ballot box, while there has also been a marked resurgence of armed Islamist groups that have had profound effects at both the national and regional level. This volume helps us to understand the nature and development of organised political Islam over recent decades in several key Arab and Mediterranean countries: Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, the Palestinian Territories, and Turkey. The book identifies the central social and political Islamist actors, traces their ideological differences and similarities, and analyses power relations both within and between these organizations in the context of political instability and uncertainty. It will be of interest to students and scholars across a broad range of disciplines including political science, sociology, and international relations. 


development of organised political Islam social and political Islamist actors political and social prominence of Islamist groups Islamist groups in the Middle East popular uprisings of 2011 Muslim Brotherhood politics of ISIL politics of ISIS Jihadist politics moderate Islamist ideological discourse rise of Islamist groups overview of political Islam Middle Eastern studies electoral success of Islamist groups daesh

Editors and affiliations

  • Ferran Izquierdo Brichs
    • 1
  • John Etherington
    • 2
  • Laura Feliu
    • 3
  1. 1.Autonomous University of Barcelona BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Autonomous University of Barcelona BarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Autonomous University of Barcelona BarcelonaSpain

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