11 Jun 2015

How revolutionary are Jihadist Insurgencies

Paul B. Rich
11 Jun 2015

How revolutionary are Jihadist Insurgencies

Paul B. Rich

Radical jihadist movements have gripped international attention over the last two decades or more. To a large degree they represent what Hegghammer has termed ”militant sunni activism” in contrast to wider patterns of islamic activism that might incorporate radical shi’ite revolutionary ideology of the sort that underpinned the Iranian revolution of 1979 as well as broader islamic political engagement that might lead to participation in pluralist electoral politics.

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