Socio-Economic Roots of Radicalism?: Towards Explaining the Appeal of Islamic Radicals

Author: Prof Alan Richards

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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.