The Theory and Practice of Islamism

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The article is devoted to the analysis of a general characteristic of political Islam which has got now the big popularity as Islamism. In Islamism the concept jihad as the political slogan and the military-political practice is widely used by the Islamic extremist organizations in Islamic regions. In the article is considered the theoretical heritage of Islamic extremism in the history of political thought. Three waves of Islamism are analyzed: their reasons of occurrence, motive forces and methods of achievement of the purposes. The phenomenon of Islamism is considered as the practical activities which are carried out at local, national, regional, global levels.

A A Petruhina

Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov

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Кафедра истории и теории политики; Московский государственный университет имени М.В. Ломоносова; Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov

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