Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 November 2015

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780190229245

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Temptations of Power

Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East

Shadi Hamid

  • A significant contribution to a topic of global importance that is constantly in the news
  • On-the-ground detail and insider perspectives, including interviews with leading Islamist figures in Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia, many of whom are currently imprisoned
  • Challenges academic and conventional wisdom, arguing that it was repression that forced Islamist groups to moderate
  • Explores the changing role of U.S. policy toward Islamist groups and offers guidance for policymakers going forward
  • Author is a go-to resource for both scholarly and mass media publications looking to understand the current turmoil in the Middle East

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