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Neoliberalism and neo-jihadism

Propaganda and finance in Al Qaeda and Islamic State

By Imogen Richards

Neoliberalism and neo-jihadism
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-7190-0
    • Pages: 272
    • Price: £25.00
    • Published Date: June 2023
    • Series: Manchester University Press

    Description

    This ground-breaking book examines the political-economic characteristics of twentieth- and early twenty-first-century 'neo-jihadism'. Drawing on Bourdieusian and neo-Marxist ideas, it investigates how the neo-jihadist organisations Al Qaeda and Islamic State engage with the capitalist paradigm of neoliberalism in their anti-capitalist propaganda and quasi-capitalist financial practices.

    Richards reveals interactions between neoliberalism and neo-jihadism characterised by surface-level contradiction, and structural connections that are both dialectical and mutually reinforcing. Neoliberalism here constitutes an underlying 'status quo', while neo-jihadism, as an evolving form of political organisation, is perpetuated as part of this situation.

    Representing unique and exclusive examples of the (r)evolutionary phenomenon of neo-jihadism, Al Qaeda and Islamic State have reconstituted the dominant political-economic paradigm of neoliberalism they mobilised in response to.

    Reviews

    'In the vast array of studies on contemporary jihadism, Neoliberalism and neo-jihadism by Imogen Richards stands out for its rigorous theoretical framework, its impressive empirical basis and its unique historical-materialist analysis. With an engaging and insightful analysis of the dialectical relationship between neoliberalism and neo-jihadism, it fills a genuine lacuna in the broader field of jihadism studies. It is highly commended and will be of great interest to anyone interested contemporary jihadism, Islamic State, al Qaeda and Middle East security politics.'
    Richard Jackson, Professor of Peace Studies, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago

    Contents

    Introduction
    1 Neoliberalism, Bourdieu, and neo-Marxism
    2 Neoliberalism in action
    3 Al Qaeda's political-economic propaganda
    4 Islamic State's political-economic propaganda
    5 Al Qaeda's financial practices
    6 Islamic State's financial practices
    Conclusion
    Index

    Author

    Imogen Richards is a Lecturer in Criminology at Deakin University and member of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation

    Neoliberalism and neo-jihadism

    By Imogen Richards

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