By Hafez

ISBN-10: 052113711X

ISBN-13: 9780521137119

ISBN-10: 0521763207

ISBN-13: 9780521763202

over the past decade, political Islam has been denounced within the Western media and within the surrounding literature as a terrorist or fascist stream that's completely at odds with Western democratic ideology. Kai Hafez's ebook overturns those arguments, contending that, regardless of its excesses, as an intensive kind of political competition the circulation performs a critical position within the tactics of democratization and modernization, and that those approaches have direct parallels within the historical past and politics of the West. through reading the evolution of Christian democratization throughout the upheavals of the Reformation, colonisation, fascism, and totalitarianism, the ebook exhibits how radicalism and violence have been consistent accompaniments to political switch, and that those elements - regardless of assertions on the contrary - are nonetheless a part of Western political tradition to this day.

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