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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In the Middle East secularisation is associated with dictatorship, whether you take the Shah of Iran, Saddam Hussein, President Ben Ali in Tunisia, or the cancellation of Algeria’s parliamentary elections in on the grounds that the Islamists would have won. The book is extremely relevant hlobalized with the ongoing Western military involvement in Muslim counties’ happenings and the mass migration of people from Muslim countries to Western Europe.

It is a standard text for students of political Islam. About Religioscope Launched in JanuaryReligioscope is an independent website about religions in today’s world.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Open Preview See a Problem? They would either become normal political parties, as has subsequently happened in Jordan and Turkey, or they would lead to a kind of individual neo-fundamentalism. One result of deterritorialisation is that Middle Eastern students who graduate in the west may never go home.

Globalized Islam – Interview with Olivier Roy

Hurst, — or click here if you prefer to order the US edition published by Columbia University Press. Mikkel Landsdorf rated it it was amazing Nov 18, This means that trends are likely to move more and more toward an Islamization of individuals within the context of a global, de-territorialized ummah.


For the most part, the book kept to its titular promise that is to be global. Olivier Roy — Recent terrorist actions have confirmed what I said about the de-territorialization and Westernization of the radicals, but I updated the book to give some more input.

Israel Korea Portugal Spain More…. Secular France treats Muslim as a religion, while historically religious Britain which has an official state church treats Muslims as ethnicity. His most recent work is Secularism Confronts Islam Columbia, In practice politics corrupts religion, not the other way around.

Thus secularism does not seem to be the enemy of religion as it is often portrayed as. Religioscope — Islam has now a permanent presence in the religious landscape of Western countries. Focusing on the epiphenomena of globalisation such as deculturation, deterritorialisation, and secularisation and WesternisationRoy explains re-Islamisation in terms that saw Muslims-pious or not-reacting t Roy’s Globalised Islam is one of the most ambitious book about normative Islam I have ever encountered.

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. It provides Muslims with an identity as well as solidarity with other people who regularly “practise” their religion.

Evangelical Christianity moves the masses — A report from Venezuela. Jul 31, Ismail rated it really liked it. Its central component is a new focus on the individual.

Both Muslims and the West are struggling to narrow down the essential characteristics of Muslim identity — is it primarily culture, religion, ethnicity? Thus contemporary Islamic fundamentalism is not a single-note reaction against westernization but a product and an agent of the complex forces of globalization. Olivier Roy was interviewed by Jean-Francois Mayer.

This change equally affects Muslims in Muslim countries. This is not recommended for the faint of heart or for amateurs, but it’s an excellent examination of the current Muslim world.

Islam is not immune to trends found across all other religions, such as individualization. Higher education Society books Politics books reviews.


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Share on Twitter Tweet. Faheem Hussain rated it liked it Jun 01, Since hearing lecture at the Camden conference, Roy has always shade a different perspective on political Islam. There is a kind of privatisation of faith. Islamist and secularists are no longer fighting each other, but joining forces in a coalition that is primarily nationalist, from the Gaza Strip to Fallujah.

Echter is het boek wel lastig te lezen en soms voelt het wat chaotisch in hoe hij zijn argumenten weergeeft. A militant strategy also runs against one of the basic tenet of the author’s prescription of neofundamentalism, which is changing the state globbalized changing society so it begs one to question if Islamist militancy is in fact a comfortable entry to the neofundamentalist register, though some overlapping is expected.

Roy stresses that religion is becoming more and more individual. The new factor is, of course, ispam US intervention in Iraq: Neo fundamentalists reject Islamists who have been secularized by politics. Faith is more important than dogma”, Roy argues. Dana Ahmed rated it really liked it Nov 10, No trivia or quizzes yet. Good and believable theory, but the lack on actual quantitative research bothered me. Unlike political Islam, it does not have a clear agenda for the future.

Religioscope — Your book states that secularization has been proceeding at the same time as the revival of religion. A key take away I took from this book is that secularism and religion are not necessarily at odds with one another. Roy knocks the idea that the problems of the contemporary Muslim world can be explained in terms of Islam. This applies to both pietistic movements and radical, political forms of Islam, according to Roy.