Write a 2 weekly article reports(min 500 words max. 600 words each,excluding references), and Article reports NEED & MUSTto engage with all
required references that are mentioned below each week to write the topics, the author’s arguments, the author’s literature of reference and
the empirics the author builds her/his arguments upon.
You should Focus on the big picture to identify the main arguments in the texts. Think about the logical coherence of the arguments. Compare
and contrast the concepts and theories in the writing, and You are required to widely refer to the extant literature, you should write and
reflecting upon quite a bit of literature.
Week 5 – Counter-revolution, neo-liberalism and popular mass mobilizations: Charting (new?) developments
**Hanieh, Adam. “Shifting Priorities or Business as Usual? Continuity and Change in the post-2011 IMF and World Bank Engagement with Tunisia,
Morocco and Egypt.” British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 42.1 (2015): 119-134.
**Paola Rivetti and Hendrik Kraetzschmar, Introduction: Political Islam and the Arab uprisings, in Kraetzschmar and Rivetti, Islamists and the
Politics of the Arab Uprisings, pp. 1-15 (uploaded on Loop).
** Hanafi, Sari. “The Arab revolutions; the emergence of a new political subjectivity.” Contemporary Arab Affairs 5.2 (2012): 198-213.
**Kamrava, Mehran. “The Arab Spring and the Saudi-led counterrevolution.” Orbis 56.1 (2012): 96-104.
**Laura Ruiz de Elvira Carrascal and Souhaïl Belhadj, Sectarianism and civil conflict in Syria: reconfigurations of a reluctant issue, in
Kraetzschmar and Rivetti, Islamists and the Politics of the Arab Uprisings, pp. 322-340 (uploaded on Loop).
Al‐Rasheed, Madawi. “Sectarianism as Counter‐Revolution: Saudi Responses to the Arab Spring.” Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 11.3 (2011):
Hanieh, Adam. Lineages of revolt: Issues of contemporary capitalism in the Middle East. Haymarket books, 2013.
Week 6 – The rise of political Islam: roots and developments
**Durac, Cavatorta, Politics and governance in the Middle East, Chapter 6 (Religion and Politics), pp. 135-160.
**Tarek Masoud, ‘Are they democrats? Does it matter?’, Journal of Democracy, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2008.
**Jillian Schwedler, ‘Can Islamists become moderates?’, World Politics, Vol. 63, No. 2, 2011.
Jonathan Hill, ‘Islamism and Democracy in the modern Maghreb’, Third World Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 6, 2011.
**Anne Wolf, Secular Forms of Politicised Islam in Tunisia: The Constitutional Democratic Rally and Nida’ Tunis, in Kraetzschmar and Rivetti,
Islamists and the Politics of the Arab Uprisings, pp. 304-326 (uploaded on Loop).
Asli Bali, ‘A Turkish model for the Arab Spring?’, Middle East Law and Governance, Vol. 3, 2011.
Kamran Bokhtari and Farid Senzai, Political Islam in the Age of democratization, Palgrave 2013.
Beverley Milton-Edwards, ‘Revolt and revolution: the place of Islamism’, Critical Studies in Terrorism, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 219-236.
Tamara Cofman Wittes, ‘Islamist parties: three kinds of movements’, Journal of Democracy, vol. 19, no. 3, 2008.
Shadi Hamid, ‘The Rise of the Islamists’, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 90, No. 5, 2011.
Gilles Kepel, ‘The origins and development of the Jihadist movement: from anti-communism to terrorism’ Islam’ in Frédéric Volpi (ed.),
Political Islam: A Critical Reader, Routledge, 2011.
Robert Woltering, “The Roots of Islamist popularity”, Third World Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 6, 2002.
William McCants, ‘Al Qaeda’s challenge’, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 90, No. 5, 2011.
Michael Bonner, Jihad in Islamic history: doctrines and practice (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2008)
Faisal Devji, Landscapes of Jihad: militancy, morality (Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 2005)
John Esposito, Unholy war: terror in the name of Islam (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2003)
Thomas Hegghammer, “Jihadi-Salafis or revolutionaries? On religion and politics in the study of militant Islamist”, Chapter 10 in Roel Meijer
(ed.), Global Salafism: Islam’s new religious movement (New York, Columbia University Press, 2009)
John Kelsay, Arguing the just war in Islam (Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2009)
Gilles Kepel, Jihad: the trail of political Islam (London, I.B. Tauris, 2006)
Martin Kramer, “Coming to terms: fundamentalists or Islamists?” in Middle East Quarterly (Spring 2003), pp.65-77
Peter Mandaville, Global political Islam (New York, Routledge, 2007) Mehdi Mozaffari, “What is Islamism? History and definition of a concept”
movements and political religions (Vol. 8, No. 1, March 2007), pp.17-33 Olivier Roy, The failure of political Islam (Cambridge, Harvard
University Press, 1996) International Crisis Group, Understanding Islamism (Brussels, 2005)
Raphaël Lefèvre, Ashes of Hama, the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria (New York, Oxford University Press, 2013)
Raphaël Lefèvre, “Islamism within a civil war: the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood’s struggle for survival”, Brookings Institution (2015), available
online at: https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Syria_Lefevre-FINALE- 1.pdf
William McCants, The ISIS apocalypse: the history, strategy and doomsday vision of the Islamic
State (New York, St Martin’s Press, 2015) Brynjar Lia, Architect of global jihad: the life of Al-Qaeda strategist Abu Mus‘ab al-Suri (New
York, Oxford Univeristy Press, 2009)
Charles Lister, The Syrian jihad: Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and the evolution of an insurgency (London, Hurst & Co., 2015)