(The Dayan Center Papers, Number 120)
Nine authors — leading protagonists in the Islamism debate from the United States, France, Britain, and Israel — address the controversial questions that surround political Islam. Is it driven by religious fervor, social protest, or nationalist xenophobia? Is the rise of Islamism a threat to stability, tolerance, and order? Or is it the first step towards reform, participation, and democratization? Does repression of Islamists radicalize or tame them? are Islamists in power guided by their ideals or interests? Should the governments of the West base their policy on human rights or realpolitik? Contributors to the book include Daniel Brumberg, François Burgat, Graham E. Fuller, Martin Kramer, Ann Elizabeth Mayer, Daniel Pipes, Olivier Roy, Robert Satloff and Claire Spencer.