From resistance to rule: islamic state’s order of violence

  • Asymmetric conflicts in which rule is contested by non-state actors are often interpreted as a destabilization of order. This also holds true for the case of IS. Indeed, it cannot be denied that its transnational “jihad” has contributed to destabilizing a whole region. On the other hand, it has been repeatedly noted that IS has – within the territory it controls – established an alternative order offering stability. At least for those who fit in the worldview of the wannabe-caliphate. As reported by inhabitants of its powerhouse Raqqa, IS does not only create obedience by force but also by providing administration, workplaces and public services. Or as Benham T. Said put it, some few Arabs “associate an Islamic state with notions of justice, stability and prosperity”...
  • Teil XV unserer Serie zum „Islamischen Staat“

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Author:Holger Marcks
Parent Title (German)
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Document Type:Report
Date of Publication (online):2015/03/05
Date of first Publication:2015/03/05
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2016/01/26
Tag:IS; al-Qaida; islamic state
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