Islamist Radicalisation
Fig. 1. Islamist Radicalisation in Europe and the Middle East. Courtesy of I.B.Tauris, 2012.

I.B.Tauris published a book titled "Islamist Radicalisation in Europe and the Middle East: Reassessing the Causes of Terrorism" edited by George Joffe from the University of Cambridge.

Publication Data

Joffe, George (Ed.). Islamist Radicalisation in Europe and the Middle East: Reassessing the Causes of Terrorism. I.B.Tauris, 2012. ISBN: 9781848854802.


Are today's radicals tomorrow's extremists? Are adherents to Islamism necessarily extremist or violent? Most analyses of violence emanating from the Middle East or from Europe's Muslim communities tend to assume that this is the case. Not so in this book. Instead, with a wide-ranging and case-by-case approach, it seeks to look beyond these assumptions, examining the specific contexts of radicalism and asking what creates the conditions for radicalisation. Shedding much-needed light upon a phenomenon that has helped to define today's world, this book will be essential for general readers, students and researchers who take an interest in the fields of Politics, International Relations and the phenomena of multiculturalism and terrorism.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Radicalisation and the Arab Spring by George Joffe
2. A Biographical Approach to Radicalisation: Ziauddin Sardar's Desperately Seeking Paradise and Ed Husain's The Islamist by Hugh Goddard
3. Being Muslim, Being British: A Multimedia Educational Resource for Young Muslims by Jose Liht, Sara Savage and Ryan J. Williams
4. Thinking Centrifugal: Fecundity and Hazard on the Net by Johnny Ryan
5. Reluctant Radicals: Hearts and Minds between Securitisation and Radicalisation by Roxane Farmanfarmaian
6. Egypt: Mainstreaming Radicalism by Ezzedine Choukri Fishere
7. Between Pragmatism and Radicalism: The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and the Ba'ath Regime by Raphael Lefevre
8. Tripoli in Lebanon: An Islamist Fortress or a Source of Terror? by Nasser Kalawoun
9. Israel's Insurgent Citizens: Contesting the State, Demanding the Land by Clive Jones
10. Sowing Dragons' Teeth: Radicalisation in the Iraqi Theatre of Operations by James Spencer
11. Ethnic Radicalisation: Kurdish Identity as Extremism in the Hegemonic Discourses of Turkey by Ayla Gol
12. What Is Radicalism? Power and Resistance in Iran by Arshin Adib-Moghaddam
13. Political Islam in the Gulf Region by Abdullah Baahood

About the Author

George Joffe teaches the international relations of the Middle East and North Africa at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. He also teaches a course on the geopolitics of this region at Kings College London and acts as programme adviser for the North Africa Programme at the Centre for Global Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Previously, he was deputy-director at the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

To order the book online visit the I.B.Tauris website.