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What Motivated the Terrorist Attacks of September 11th, 2001?

 

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The aim of this book – submitted as part of my Master''s degree in Political Theory - is to examine the motivation behind the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, commencing with examinations of the positions taken in several prominent political theories concerning this issue. The theorists examined are Chalmers Johnson, Benjamin Barber, Mark Jurgensmeyer and Gilles Kepel. I shall also present a tripartite framework for Islamic fundamentalism, to model ideational developments within this sphere and to simplify the task of understanding the motivations of Islamist groups. I shall contend that Islamic fundamentalism actually consists of three distinct variants; bodies whose actions demonstrate distinct nationalised, regionalised and ‘globalised'' ambitions. The paradigm of ‘globalised fundamentalism'', to which I contend that Al Qaeda belong, developed along with ‘regionalised fundamentalism'' from the archetypal existence of ‘nationalised fundamentalism''. I bring this understanding to bear on the deficits of the theories examined.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC31955
AuthorCharlotte Heath-Kelly
LanguageEnglish
BindingPaperback
Number of Pages76
Publishing Year2010-11-01T00:00:00.000
ISBN978-3838306636
Edition1 st
Book TypeComparative politics
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
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