The Islamic State: From Terrorism to Totalitarian Insurgency

1st Edition

Ondrej Filipec

Routledge India
March 31, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 280 Pages - 8 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367457631 - CAT# 356730

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The Islamic State analyses the transformation of ISIS (Daesh) from an underground insurgent organisation 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:

  • Analyses 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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