Neojihadism: Towards a new understanding of terrorism and extremism?

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Abstract

Many years after 9/11 we are still struggling to categorize groups like Al Qaeda, home-grown cells and others that claim to be perpetrating and justifying terrorist acts under the banner of jihad. This book introduces the concept of ‘neojihadism’ as a new form of political organization, grand narrative, global subculture, counterculture and theological understanding, with an approach to political violence that is unique to the post-Cold War period. What these groups espouse and enact differs radically from fascism, totalitarianism, cults, jihad - and even jihadism.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham UK
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages238
ISBN (Electronic)9781781953624
ISBN (Print)9781847207449
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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