Socio-Economic Roots of Radicalism?: Towards Explaining the Appeal of Islamic Radicals

  • July 01, 2003
  • Prof Alan Richards

The author addresses the critical questions involved in understanding and coping with the roots of Islamic radicalism. He provides particular attention to the links between radicalism and a series of crises associated with modernization in the Islamic World. The result is a thoughtful and probing study including policy recommendations for U.S. military and civilian decision makers that makes intelligible the complex subject of Islamic radicalism.