Black markets and militants : informal networks in the Middle East and Africa / Khalid Mustafa Medani, McGill University.

Understanding the political and socio-economic factors which give rise to youth recruitment into militant organizations is central to grasping some of the most important issues that affect the contemporary Middle East and Africa. In this book, Khalid Mustafa Medani explains why youth are attracted t...

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Main Author: Medani, Khalid Mustafa, 1965- (Author)
Format: Electronic eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2022.
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Summary:Understanding the political and socio-economic factors which give rise to youth recruitment into militant organizations is central to grasping some of the most important issues that affect the contemporary Middle East and Africa. In this book, Khalid Mustafa Medani explains why youth are attracted to militant organizations, examining the specific role economic globalization plays in determining how and why militant activists emerge. Based on extensive fieldwork, Medani offers an in-depth analysis of the impact of globalization, neoliberal reforms and informal economic networks on the rise and evolution of moderate and militant Islamist movements. In an original contribution to the study of Islamist and ethnic politics, he shows the importance of understanding when and under what conditions religious rather than other forms of identity become politically salient. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.
Item Description:"Reissued as Open Access, 2022"--Title page verso.
Physical Description:1 online resource
ISBN:9781009257749
1009257749
DOI:10.1017/9781009257749