Rethinking Islamist Politics Memos

On January 24, 2014 Islam in a Changing Middle East convened its first annual conference “Rethinking Islamist Politics” with leading scholars of Islamist movements from Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Prior to the conference, many of the participants contributed brief memos outlining which, if any, of the major assumptions, arguments, or hypotheses from the rich literature on Islamist movements need to be rethought in light of the events since late 2010. The memos, available here, formed the agenda for the day and led to rich discussions on Islamist politics — from the experience of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi groups in Egypt to broader conversations on the nature of Islamist political constituencies and their organizational structures, and Islamist political thought and ideology — and the approaches scholars should be taking toward the study of them. These memos also appear as a free downloadable PDF in POMEPS Studies collection.


“Rethinking Islamist Politics,” Carrie Rosefsky Wickham.
For more “Rethinking Islamist Politics” read:
Interpreting Al Qaeda,” Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Middle East Channel 
When jihadists learn how to help,” Aaron Y. Zelin, The Monkey Cage 
Saudi Arabia’s Muslim Brotherhood predicament,” Stéphane Lacroix for Visions of Gulf Security
The Gulf states and the Muslim Brotherhood,” Guido Steinberg for Visions of Gulf Security

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