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The Muslim Brotherhood

The Organization and Policies of a Global Islamist Movement

  • Barry Rubin

Part of the The Middle East in Focus book series (MEF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Barry Rubin
      Pages 1-3
  3. The Middle East

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Barry Rubin
      Pages 7-18
    3. Ana Belén Soage, Jorge Fuentelsaz Franganillo
      Pages 39-55
    4. Juan José Escobar Stemmann
      Pages 57-71
    5. Robert G. Rabil
      Pages 73-88
    6. Hillel Frisch
      Pages 89-102
  4. Europe and the West

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Lorenzo Vidino
      Pages 105-116
    3. Farhad Khosrokhavar
      Pages 137-147
    4. Guido Steinberg
      Pages 149-160
    5. Alyssa A. Lappen
      Pages 161-179
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 181-186

About this book


The Muslim Brotherhood is the oldest and most important international Islamist group. Aside from strong organizations in Egypt, Jordan, Syria—where it provides the main opposition—and its Palestinian offshoot Hamas which rules the Gaza Strip, the Brotherhood has become active in Europe and North America.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Barry Rubin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Global Research for International Affairs (GLORIA) CenterUSA
  2. 2.Interdisciplinary UniversityUSA

About the editors

BARRY RUBIN is Director of the Global Research for International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and Professor at the Interdisciplinary University.

Bibliographic information


"This is a wide-ranging, pithy, and painstakingly thorough collection, at once gripping and informative. It fills a critical lacuna in Middle East Studies and in the study of Islamist groups in particular, which, although already impressive in the breadth of their literature, remain mostly on the order of hagiographies and eloquent apologetics, more often than not justifying Islamism rather than mining its history and subjecting it to the honest critic s scalpel. Barry Rubin s collection has distinguished itself from the rest quite brilliantly here, supplementing the field with a refreshing dispassionate treatment of the Brotherhoods, and providing specialists, students and the general public with an alternative reading to common platitudes currently dominating the field. What s more, Rubin and the other contributors to this volume did that with alacrity, penetrating attention to detail, scrupulous plumbing of sources, and a pellucid jargon-free style making this collection at once instructive and strikingly accessible." - Franck Salameh, Boston College