Mobilizing Islam explores how and why Islamic groups
succeeded in galvanizing educated youth into politics under the
shadow of Egypt's authoritarian state, offering important and
surprising answers to a series of pressing questions. Under what
conditions does mobilization by opposition groups become possible
in authoritarian settings? Why did Islamist groups have more
success attracting recruits and overcoming governmental restraints
than their secular rivals? And finally, how can Islamist
mobilization contribute to broader and more enduring forms of
political change throughout the Muslim world?
Moving beyond the simplistic accounts of "Islamic
fundamentalism" offered by much of the Western media,
Mobilizing Islam offers a balanced and persuasive
explanation of the Islamic movement's dramatic growth in the
world's largest Arab state.
Subjects: Sociology, History, Religion, Political Science
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