The Role of Anti-Terror Measures in the Development of ‘Islamic’ Terrorism
Study of the impact of anti-terror measures on identity formation and in particular the relationship between such measures and the development of al-Qa’ida and associated groups.
||Al-Qa’ida, Identity Formation, ‘Islamic’ Terrorism, Militant Islam, Unintentional Consequences, War on Terror
International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp.87-94.
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Dr. Stephen Vertigans (and co-author Philip W. Sutton) has recently published Resurgent Islam: A Sociological Approach (2005, Polity Press). He has also published Islamic Roots and Resurgence in Turkey (2003, Praeger Publishers Westport, USA: Greenwood Publishing Group)and written and co written a series of articles and conference papers on resurgent and militant Islam. He is currently writing a book that examines different terror groups across the world. School of Applied Social Studies, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK. AB10 7QG.
Philip Sutton's recent research (with Dr Stephen Vertigans) has made a significant contribution to reinvigorating the historical sociology of Islam for the contemporary world. Following a series of journal articles in this area since 2000, a book entitled, Resurgent Islam: A Sociological Approach, was published by Polity Press in August 2005 and a second is currently under consideration. A further article on Islamic social movements will be published in Mobilization in early 2006, exploring militant forms of Islam. He has also published in the field of environmental sociology (see for example; Nature, Environment and Society, 2004, Palgrave Macmillan) and is interested in how the re-emergence of ‘the natural’ in modern socities is re-shaping the classical sociological legacy in developing fields such as the sociology of emotions. School of Applied Social Studies, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK. AB10 7QG.
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