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The article focuses on the formation of modern Muslim political identity on the macro-po-litical and individual levels. The author explores the relation between its Islamic and state-national levels. It is shown that this relationship is of dynamic nature and that at present both these levels are significantly differentiated: nationalism outgrows the framework of state nationalism and gradually acquires civil dimension, while the Islamic layer, losing its significance as the only source of identification and self-identification for Muslims, acquires new socio-political content. The latter is reflected in the development of “Islamist pluralism”. It is noted that the ascriptive orientations to kin-groups, ethnic groups and clans remain significant and especially vibrant in the times of political turbulence.

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I V Kudryashova

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) under Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia

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Кудряшова Ирина Владимировна - кандидат политических наук, доцент кафедры сравнительной политологии МГИМО МИД России.

Vernadskogo Av., 76, Moscow, Russia, 119454


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