The Islamic State: From Terrorism to Totalitarian Insurgency

Author:   Ondrej Filipec
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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9780367457631


Pages:   214
Publication Date:   24 March 2020
Format:   Paperback
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The Islamic State analyzes the transformation of ISIS (Daesh) from an underground insurgent organization to a quasi-state entity. It traces the genesis and evolution of what may be interpreted as a revolutionary war aimed at the creation and expansion of a new society and world order in the ruins of Syria and Iraq. This book: Analyzes the regime's totalitarian features including structure, ideology, propaganda, and violence; Examines its ideology with a focus on radical Islamism and Salafi-jihadism; Studies the economics behind its continued existence; and Explores the attitude of key state and non-state actors, especially Russia, USA, and the Global Coalition, towards Daesh. An indispensable guide to the study of modern terrorism, this book will be of great interest to students and researchers of Middle East studies, terrorism, with a focus on ISIS, military and strategic studies, politics and international relations, as well as general readers.

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Author:   Ondrej Filipec
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge India
Weight:   0.420kg
ISBN:  

9780367457631


ISBN 10:   0367457636
Pages:   214
Publication Date:   24 March 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Introduction 1. Theory of Non-Democratic regimes 2. The Origins of Daesh 3. Political System 4. Ideology 5. Ideology enforcement 6. Violence 7. Economy of Daesh 8. Opposition 9. Conclusion Afterword

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Ondrej Filipec is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. His research interests include international relations, specifically security studies with a focus on terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and irregular migration. He has authored several monographs and scientific articles and is a regular contributor to the Panorama of Global Security Environment published by the Strategic Policy Institute (STRATPOL). He is also on the international editorial board of the Slovak Journal of Political Sciences and member of the Czech Association of European Studies (CAES). He is currently working on his habilitation dedicated to multidimensional analysis of counter-terrorism policies in the EU countries.

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