Anders Strindberg teaches at the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, California. Mats Warn is a research associate in the Politics of Development Group at Stockholm University (PODSU).
Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: The Islamist challenge 2. Definitions and representations: the legacy of Orientalism 3. The Fanonian Impulse': Islamism as identity and ideology 4. Roots and branches: From the Muslim Brotherhood to Hamas 5. Islamists without borders: al-Qa'ida and its affiliates 6. Hezbollah: Islamism as obligation to resistance and governance 7. Bitter harvest: Algerian Islamism 8. Western Europe: Islamism as mirror image 9. Conclusion: Islamism and a fragmented quest for dignity Bibliography