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dc.contributor.authorMohamedou, Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-20
dc.date.submitted2018-01-24 23:55
dc.date.submitted2017-12-01 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2020-03-17 03:00:32
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T13:12:35Z
dc.identifier642734
dc.identifierOCN: 1028800188
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/30768
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/33974
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.rightsopen access
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.isPublishedBycdf55516-7e48-4edb-898e-73aa7305a12c
oapen.relation.isFundedBy969f21b5-ac00-4517-9de2-44973eec6874
oapen.relation.isbn9781786801692;9781786801708
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintPluto Press
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9


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