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Bureaucratizing Islam

Bureaucratizing Islam
Morocco and the War on Terror

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  • Date Published: October 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781316510490

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  • How have states in the Middle East and North Africa responded to the War on Terror? While much scholarship has focused on terrorism in the region, there is need for critical studies of Middle Eastern states' counter-terrorism policies. This book addresses that need by investigating Morocco's unique approach to counter-terrorism: the bureaucratization of religion. Morocco's strategy is unique in the degree to which it relies on reforms that seek to make the country's religious institutions into tools for rewarding loyalty and discouraging dissent from religious elites. Through these measures they have limited opposition through an enduring form of institutional control, accommodating some of the country's most virulent critics. This book will be of great use to researchers and scholars of Middle Eastern politics, and it will also appeal to those policymakers interested in security studies and counter-terrorism policies.

    • An in-depth study of contemporary Moroccan religious policy, allowing readers to examine how different parts of the religious bureaucracy support one another
    • Compares Moroccan counter-terror strategies with other Middle East cases, painting a wider picture of how the Middle East is combating extremism
    • An analysis of bureaucratization as an approach to counter-terrorism, beneficial to readers concerned with the long-term effects of the war on terror
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    • Date Published: October 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781316510490
    • length: 282 pages
    • dimensions: 233 x 157 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 13 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Transliteration notes
    Acknowledgements
    Preface
    1. Introduction: joining the war on terror
    2. Middle Eastern states' responses to the war on terror
    Part I. Reshaping Islam:
    3. Moroccan Islam in the twenty-first century
    4. Anatomy of a religious bureaucracy
    Part II. Reshaping the State:
    5. Gendered reforms in 'moderate' Morocco
    6. Deploying Moroccan religious policy through public education
    7. Controlling credentials in higher Islamic education
    8. Exporting Moroccan Islam: a religious foreign policy
    Conclusion: Morocco, the US, and the problem of terrorism
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Ann Marie Wainscott, Miami University
    Ann Marie Wainscott is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Miami University. In 2017, she will serve as the American Academy of Religion/Luce Fellow in Religion and International Affairs at the State Department, and will be placed in the Office of Religion and Global Affairs as a counterterrorism specialist. She has previously been named a Boren Fellow and a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow. She speaks French and Arabic. Her work has appeared in the Journal of North African Studies.

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