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The author addresses the critical questions involved in understanding and coping with the roots of Islamic radicalism. He provides particular attention to the links between radicalism and a series of crises associated with modernization in the Islamic World. The result is a thoughtful and probing study including policy recommendations for U.S. military and civilian decision makers that makes intelligible the complex subject of Islamic radicalism.
Muslim, Salafis, Islam, radicalism, modernization, poverty
Alan Richards Prof.,
Socio-Economic Roots of Radicalism?: Towards Explaining the Appeal of Islamic Radicals ( US Army War College Press, 2003),