Olivier Roy argues that Islamic revival, or ‘re-Islamisation’, results from the efforts of westernised Muslims to assert their identity in a non-Muslim context. Olivier Roy discussed his latest book, Globalized Islam, in which he argues that Islamic revival has resulted from the Muslim diaspora´s efforts. Olivier Roy’s Globalized Islam. Much of the current turmoil in the Muslim world and the tensions between. West and East can be traced back to.

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They globalkzed either become normal political parties, as has subsequently happened in Jordan and Turkey, or they would lead to a kind of individual neo-fundamentalism.

Olivier’s grasp of the mood swings in te Islamic milieu are pretty exact. Share on Facebook Share. Israel Korea Portugal Spain More….

What makes Olivier Roy a challenging writer is that he doesn’t simplify things by framing everything in the conte A very difficult book to read, and even a more difficult one to summarize. Refresh and try again. Unlike political Islam, it does not have a clear agenda for the future.

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Globalised Islam

The search for a new ummah, Today’s Turkey: Neo fundamentalists reject Islamists who have been secularized by politics.

Do the developments confirm your original analysis, or have you had to revise some of your assessments? A schism has emerged between mainstream Islamist movements in the Muslim world and the uprooted militants who strive to establish an imaginary ummah, or Muslim community.


Olivier Roy is one of the most distinguished analysts of and commentators on political Islam in the Middle East and Central Asia. Higher education Society books Politics books reviews. Nor is it true that secularisation leads to democracy.

Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah

Hurst, — or click here if you prefer to order the US edition published by Columbia University Press. But true to his general principle of trying to demystify Islam, Roy points out that the same factors are present in the revival of Protestant fundamentalism. He seems to have studied and experienced some of the target groups at close hand.

At the heart of this development is, on the one hand, the voluntary settlement of Muslims in Western societies and, on the other, the pervasiveness and influence of Western cultural models and social norms. At the heart of this development is, on the one hand, the voluntary settlement of Muslims in Western societies and, on the other, the pervasiveness and influence of Western cultural mode The spread of Islam around the globe has blurred the connection between a religion, a specific society, and a territory.

Evangelical Christianity moves the masses — A report from Venezuela. In that sense Roy is somewhat similar to Satanovsky http: The author of several highly acclaimed books, four of which are published by Hurst, he is Professor at the European University Institute in Florence. The new factor is, of course, the US intervention in Iraq: Not a quick or easy read, but Olivier An extremely important read for everyone that seeks to peel back layers of the growing tension between Christian communities and immigrant Muslim communities in Europe and North America – especially above the level of analysis pop-media gives to these complicated dynamics.


Globalised Islam | Hurst Publishers

Religioscope — Islam has now a permanent presence in the religious landscape of Western countries. The revival of Islam among Muslim populations in the last twenty years is often wrongly perceived as a backlash against westernization rather than as one of its consequences. One-third of the world’s Muslims now live as members of a minority. For others the path leads to a shift towards religiosity rather than religion, as they increasingly look for their own interpretations of what constitutes correct behaviour and belief.

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Here are some flavors of ideas that Roy floats through different parts of the book. Return to Book Page. I consent for my email address to be transferred to Mailchimp.

Good academic description of globalization of religious radical groups. But then again if you believe Taleb the best glogalized don’t lend themselves easily to summarization. Olivier Roy, Globalised Islam: If you reform enough individuals, you reform society. Coupled with the inevitable clash between different generations of immigrants as children rebel or move away intellectually from their parents, he sees a crisis in the social authority of Islam everywhere. His new book provides one of the best and most detailed snapshots of “real existing Islam” currently available.