n Journal for Islamic Studies - The Politics of Chaos in the Middle East, Olivier Roy : book review
|Article Title||The Politics of Chaos in the Middle East, Olivier Roy : book review|
|© Publisher:||University of Cape Town|
|Journal||Journal for Islamic Studies|
|Affiliations||1 University of Sarajevo, Bosnia|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||133 - 135|
The Politics of Chaos in the Middle East is yet another book written by Olivier Roy, France's foremost expert on political Islam and longtime researcher at CERI (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales). The book follows in line with Roy's major research topic, namely politics and Islam in the greater Middle East and Central Asia. Although the book was published in 2007, it should by no means be considered outdated. To the contrary, with the ongoing political upheavals initiated in Tunisia and spilling over to Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, and Algeria, this book seems to be ever more relevant.
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