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Awakening Islam

The Politics of Religious Dissent in Contemporary Saudi Arabia

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674049642

Publication Date: 04/15/2011


384 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

1 map


  • 1. Islamism in a Fragmented Society
  • 2. The Development of the Sahwa
  • 3. Resistance to Sahwa Ascendancy
  • 4. A Sacrificed Generation
  • 5. The Logic of the Insurrection
  • 6. Anatomy of a Failure
  • 7. The Islamists after the Insurrection
  • Conclusion: The Lessons of the Insurrection
  • Glossary
  • Note on Sources and Transliterations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Bronze Prize, 2011 Washington Institute Book Prize, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • A Foreign Policy Best Book on the Middle East, 2011
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