Publisher’s description For years, scholars hypothesized about what Islamists might do if they ever obtained power. Now, academics and Islamists alike finally have answers. And they are confusing. In the[…]
Journal abstract The Derna Mujahideen Shura Council (DMSC) – later renamed the Derna Protection Force – was a coalition of Libyan revolutionary Islamist groups in the city of Derna in[…]
Publisher’s description This book investigates the origins of civil wars which emerge from failed attempts at democratization. The main aim of this volume is to develop a theoretical explanation of[…]
Journal abstract Ansar al-Sharia in Libya (ASL) is one of the most powerful jihadi groups in Libya and it might, in fact, represent a more significant long-term threat than IS’[…]
Publisher’s description In the current climate of political extremism and violence, much attention has been directed towards “radicalisation” as the reasons behind such courses of action, along with a conviction[…]
Localism and Radicalization in North Africa: Local Factors and the Development of Political Islam in Morocco, Tunisia and Libya
Journal abstract Over the past three decades North Africa has experienced a wave of Islamic activism. From the emergence of groups such as Shabiba Islamiya in Morocco in the 1970s[…]
Assessing the impact of the Arab Spring on the fortunes of Jihadist movements in the Middle East, Khosrokhavar argues that it dealt a major blow to their wider attraction.