Rejecting theories of economic deprivation and psychological alienation, Mohammed Hafez offers a provocative analysis of the factors that contribute to protracted violence in the Muslim world today. Hafez combines a sophisticated theoretical approach and detailed case studies to show that the primary source of Islamist insurgencies lies in the repressive political environments within which the vast majority of Muslims find themselves. Highlighting when and how institutional exclusion and indiscriminate repression contribute to large-scale rebellion, he provides a crucial dimension to our understanding of Islamic politics. A provocative analysis of the factors that contribute to protracted violence in the Muslim world today.
Mohammed M. Hafez teaches in the department of political science at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Foreword - Fred Halliday. Introduction: The Challenge of Explaining Muslim Rebellions. Political Exclusion in the Muslim World. Repression and Rebellion. Exclusive Organizations and Protracted Conflict. Ideology and Anti-Civilian Violence. Conclusion: Patterns of Rebellion.