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Landscapes of the Jihad

Militancy, Morality, Modernity

Author: Faisal Devji


ISBN: 9781850657750

Category: Decentralization in management

Page: 184

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Faisal Devji questions the motives behind Al-Qaeda's Jihad against America and the West and argues that, unlike other Islamic groups, the organisation views their cause as a response to the oppressive conditions faced by the Muslim world, rather than an Islamist attempt to build states.


der "uneindeutige" Genozid

Author: Gérard Prunier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936096668


Page: 274

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Transit 39. Europäische Revue

Den Säkularismus neu denken

Author: Krzysztof Michalski,José Casanova,Klaus Nellen,Faisal Devji,Charles Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3801505537

Category: Political Science

Page: 182

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Es ist noch nicht so lange her, dass die Säkularisierung als unvermeidliche Begleiterscheinung der Modernisierung galt. Säkularisierung wurde als Fortschritt wahrgenommen, der die Religion nach und nach durch rationale Vernunft ersetzt. Nun scheint es an der Zeit, den Säkularismus neu zu denken. Bilden die Prinzipien der Säkularisierung nicht ihrerseits eine Ideologie, der bestimmte Prämissen zugrunde liegen? Ist der Säkularismus nicht selbst zu einem quasi-religiösen Dogma geworden? Im Zuge einer Neubestimmung des Orts der Religion in der Gesellschaft, sollen auch die Antworten der Religionen auf die Säkularisierung untersucht werden.

The Terrorist in Search of Humanity

Militant Islam and Global Politics

Author: Faisal Devji

Publisher: Hurst Publishers

ISBN: 185065946X

Category: Globalization

Page: 229

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"Author of the critically acclaimed Landscapes of the Jihad: Militancy, Morality, Modernity, Faisal Devji argues that new forms of militancy, such as the actions of al-Qaeda, are informed by the same desire for agency and equality animating humanitarian interventions, such as environmentalism and pacifism. To the militant, victimised Muslims are more than just symbols of ethnic and religious persecution - they represent humanity's centuries-long struggle for legitimacy and agency." "In this way Islam is defined more in humanitarian than theological terms. Acts of terror, therefore, are fuelled by the militant's desire for humanity to become an historical actor on the global stage. Though they have yet to build concrete political institutions, militant movements have formed a kind of global society, and as Devji makes clear, this society pursues the same humanitarian objectives that drive more benevolent groups." --Book Jacket.


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Category: Academic libraries

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Hitlers Imperium

Europa unter der Herrschaft des Nationalsozialismus

Author: Mark Mazower

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406592713

Category: Europa

Page: 666

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Foreign Affairs

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: International relations

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The Middle East & South Asia Folklore Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Folklore

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Coca-Cola und Heiliger Krieg

der grundlegende Konflikt unserer Zeit

Author: Benjamin R. Barber,Günter Seib

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783502160311

Category: Capitalism

Page: 319

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The Migrant Image

The Art and Politics of Documentary During Global Crisis

Author: T. J. Demos

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822353407

Category: Art

Page: 335

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The Migrant Image offers a sophisticated analysis of how refugee and exiled artists imagine a globalized world where borders are shifting, populations are forcibly removed from their homelands, and the gap separating the rich from the poor is growing.

Handbuch Transformationsforschung

Author: Raj Kollmorgen,Wolfgang Merkel,Hans-Jürgen Wagener

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658053488

Category: Political Science

Page: 789

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Transformation als nicht-evolutorischer gesellschaftlicher Wandel ist ein historisches Phänomen der Moderne. Gegenstand des Handbuchs sind Felder, Theorien und Methoden der sozialwissenschaftlichen Transformationsforschung. Am Anfang stehen die drei großen Paradigmen der Transformationsforschung: System, Institutionen und Akteure. Es folgen prominente Forschungsansätze unter anderem aus der Modernisierungstheorie, dem Strukturalismus, dem Historischen Institutionalismus, der Entwicklungsökonomik und der Politischen Ökonomie. Ein weiterer Teil ist den Methoden gewidmet. Quantitativ-statistische Verfahren werden hier ebenso vorgestellt wie makro-qualitative Methoden, Methoden aus der Ethnographie, den Wirtschaftswissenschaften und der Diskursanalyse. Nach einem Überblick über die wichtigsten historischen Wellen gesellschaftlicher Transformationen folgt ein Blick auf Sphären der Transformation wie Recht, Staat, Wirtschaft und Zivilgesellschaft. Mehr als vierzig kürzere Stichworte von A wie Autokratieförderung bis W wie Wohlfahrtsregime vertiefen einzelne transformatorische Grundprobleme. Dieses Handbuch integriert politikwissenschaftliche, soziologische und wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Perspektiven. Daneben finden rechts- und kulturwissenschaftliche Zugänge Berücksichtigung.

Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Social Justice

Author: Heather D. Gautney,Neil Smith,Omar Dahbour,Ashley Dawson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135856826

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Social Justice draws on the fields of geography, political theory, and cultural studies to analyze experiments with novel forms of democracy, highlighting the critical issue of the changing nature of the state and citizenship in the contemporary political landscape as they are buffeted by countervailing forces of corporate globalization and participatory politics. Using interesting case studies, the book explores these 3 main themes: the meaning of radical democracy in light of recent developments in democratic theory new spatial arrangements or scales of democracy – from local to global, from streets protests to the development of transnational networks the character and role of states in the development of new forms of democracy The book asks and answers: are participatory models of democracy viable alternatives in their own right or are they best understood as supplemental to traditional representative democracy? What are the conditions that give rise to the development of such models and are they equally effective at every scale; i.e., do they only realize their radical potential in particular, local places? A useful text in a broad range of advanced undergraduate courses including social movements, political sociology or geography, political philosophy.

Globalization in Crisis

Author: Barry K. Gills

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317985648

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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This book analyses the present global financial and economic crisis, the most severe in nearly a century, and a wider set of multiple and converging crises with aspects and repercussions that go well beyond the current economic climate. Written by some of the world’s leading international scholars in the field of Globalization studies and related disciplines, this important collection addresses numerous key aspects of the relationship between Globalization and global crises, past, present, and future. It sheds new light and understanding on the concept and theory of Globalization and of ‘crisis’. The authors explore such issues as global finance and financial regulation, neoliberal ideology and policy, the ‘crisis of globalization’, the decline of Western hegemony, world systemic crisis, the moral crisis of ‘Western capitalism’, environmental and climate change crises, world order, hyper-violence and the international system, a crisis of the ‘global modern’ and a global civilisational and hostpric crisis, the rise of the global South, the historical dialectics of capital and social responses to crisis, the future of capitalism and the prospects for transformative alternatives. This book was published as a special issue of Globalizations.

Media, War and Postmodernity

Author: Philip Hammond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134188331

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Media, War and Postmodernity investigates how conflict and international intervention have changed since the end of the Cold War, asking why Western military operations are now conducted as high-tech media spectacles, apparently more important for their propaganda value than for any strategic aims. Discussing the humanitarian interventions of the 1990s and the War on Terror, the book analyzes the rise of a postmodern sensibility in domestic and international politics, and explores how the projection of power abroad is undermined by a lack of cohesion and purpose at home. Drawing together debates from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, Philip Hammond argues that contemporary warfare may be understood as 'postmodern' in that it is driven by the collapse of grand narratives in Western societies and constitutes an attempt to recapture a sense of purpose and meaning.

Kleine Geschichte des Islam.

Author: Karen Armstrong

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833301704


Page: 296

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The Globalization of Strangeness

Author: C. Rumford

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137303123

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

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This book explores the place of the 'stranger' within contemporary society against a background of societal strangeness which occurs when global consciousness outstrips global connectivity.

De lo antiguo a lo moderno

Religión, poder y comunidad en la India

Author: Ishita Banerjee,Saurabh Dube

Publisher: El Colegio de Mexico AC

ISBN: 6074625700

Category: History

Page: N.A

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En India del siglo XXI religión, poder y comunidad son temas fundamentales. Los ensayos que conforman esta obra exploran distintos aspectos de la religión en el contexto de la conformación y la articulación del poder: desde discusiones sobre prácticas heréticas y ascéticas en el periodo antiguo y medieval, hasta expresiones cotidianas sobre la casta y la comunidad en la era moderna y contemporánea. Combina estudios sobre el hinduismo así como sobre la cristiandad. Los textos destacan cuestiones críticas en el estudio histórico de la religión y el poder en el Sur de Asia precolonial, colonial y post-colonial.

Terrorist's Creed

Fanatical Violence and the Human Need for Meaning

Author: R. Griffin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284722

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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Terrorist's Creed casts a penetrating beam of empathetic understanding into the disturbing and murky psychological world of fanatical violence, explaining how the fanaticism it demands stems from the profoundly human need to imbue existence with meaning and transcendence.


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Publisher: N.A


Category: Middle East

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Heiliger Krieg Inc

Osama bin Ladens Terrornetz

Author: Peter L. Bergen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442761654


Page: 381

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