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dc.contributor.authorMohamedou, Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-24 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-01 23:55:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-17 03:00:32
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T13:12:35Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T13:12:35Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-20
dc.identifier642734
dc.identifierOCN: 1028800188en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/30768
dc.description.abstractThe Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has been the subject of intense scrutiny in the West. Considered by many to be the most dangerous terrorist organisation in the world, it has become shrouded in numerous myths and narratives, many emanating from the US, which often fail to grasp its true nature. Against these narratives, Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou presents a bold new theory of ISIS. By tracing its genealogy and documenting its evolution in Iraq and Syria, he argues that ISIS has transcended Osama Bin Laden’s original project of Al Qaeda, mutating into an unprecedented hybrid form that distils postcolonial violence, postmodernity and the emerging post-globalisation international order. This book analyses ISIS from a social sciences perspective and unpacks its dynamics by looking beyond superficial questions such as its terrorist nature and religious rhetoric. It transforms our understanding of ISIS and its profound impact on the very nature of contemporary political violence.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPS International relations
dc.subject.otherPolitical Science
dc.subject.otherISIS
dc.subject.otherIslamic State
dc.subject.otherAl Qaeda
dc.subject.otherTerrorism
dc.subject.otherMiddle East
dc.subject.otherInternational Relations
dc.subject.otherIraq
dc.subject.otherSyria
dc.subject.otherPostcolonialism
dc.subject.otherPostmodernity
dc.subject.otherGlobalisation
dc.subject.otherAl-Qaeda
dc.subject.otherOsama bin Laden
dc.subject.otherUnited States
dc.titleA Theory of ISIS
dc.title.alternativePolitical Violence and the Transformation of the Global Order
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedBye7b13f6b-a18c-4c0b-97b8-d1891104b9c4
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.relation.isbn9781786801692;9781786801708
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintPluto Press
oapen.grant.number100922
oapen.grant.programKU Select 2017: Front list Collection
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Al-Qaeda - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Qaeda; Iraq - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq; Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_State_of_Iraq_and_the_Levant; Osama bin Laden - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osama_bin_Laden; Terrorism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorism; United States - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States
oapen.remark.public21-7-2020 - No DOI registered in CrossRef for ISBN 9780745399119
oapen.identifier.isbn9781786801692
oapen.identifier.ocn1028800188


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