The Islamist Dilemma: The Political Role of Islamist Movements in the Contemporary Arab World

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The Islamist Dilemma: The Political Role of Islamist Movements in the Contemporary Arab World

Edited by Laura Guazzone
Garnet Publishing, 1996
390 pp. $85.00
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This is a very good collection of essays that examines various strategies toward political Islam in the Arab world, ranging from exclusion to partial accommodation. The editor is inclined to believe that some form of accommodation of moderate Islamists is possible and inevitable, a theme repeated by some, but not all, of the other authors. The individual country studies are generally very good. Indeed, the only thing wrong with this book, which will keep it from reaching the many students who would benefit from it, is its outlandish price.