Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3158: Armed Islamist Movements: Jihadism and Beyond

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Ashour, Omar. The De-Radicalization of Jihadists: Transforming Armed Islamist Movements. New York, London: Routledge, 2009.
 Oil, Security and Internal Politics: The Causes of the Russo-Chechen Conflict. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism vol. 27, no. 2 (March  April 2004): 127 143.
Atwan, Abdel Bari. The Secret History of al-Qaeda. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2008.
Chehab, Zaki, Inside Hamas (NY: Nations Books, 2007).
Donohue, John and John L. Esposito. Islam in Transition : Muslim perspectives (Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1982).
Esposito, John, Political Islam: Revolution, Radicalism, or Reform (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1997).
Fuller, Graham, The Future of Political Islam, Foreign Affairs (March-April 2002).
Goodson, Larry. Afghanistan’s Long Road to Reconstruction.Journal of Democracy vol. 13, no. 1 (January 2003):
Hafez, Mohammed, Why Muslims Rebel: Repression and Resistance in the
Islamic World (Boulder, Colo. ; London : Lynne Rienner, 2003).
Kepel, Gilles, Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam (Belknap, 2003).
Lewis, Bernard, The Crisis of Political Islam (Random House, 2004)Lia, Brynjar. Artichetct of Global Jihad: The Life of the life of al-Qaida strategist Abu Musal-Suri. London : Hurst & Co., 2007.
Martinez, Luis. The Algerian Civil War. New York: Colombia University Press, 2000.

Qutb, Sayyid, Milestones (American Trust Publication, 1991).
Roy, Olivier, Globalizing Islam (Columbia University Press, 2004).
Wiktorowicz, Quintan, Islamic Activism: A Social Movement Theory Approach (Indiana University Press, 2003).
Youcef Bedjaoui, Abbas Aroua, Méziane Aït-Larbi.. An Inquiry into the Algerian Massacres. Plan-les-Ouates (Genève) : Hoggar, 1999. chapters 2, 6, 8, 11

 World Islamic Front Statement: "Jihad against Jews and Crusaders," Washington Post, September 21, 2001


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