Why Islamists Go Green (Hardcover)
From North Africa to Indonesia, Muslim populations have struggled to cope with the new environmental realities. However, in the era of globalisation, institutionalised Islamist parties, particularly in government, are increasingly addressing green issues and suggesting policies in order to help protect water supplies, reduce pollution and increase tree plantation. This applies to Islamists who participate in electoral politics, as well as those who are classified as transnational or militant. Delving into the causes of this new environmentalism phenomenon, Emmanuel Karagiannis explores the religious and political motivations of five Islamist groups and assesses the degree of influence that Islamic texts, rulings and principles have on the green policies pursued.
About the Author
Dr Emmanuel Karagiannis is a Reader in International Security at King's College London's Department of Defence Studies. He is the author of The New Political Islam: Human Rights, Democracy and Justice (The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018) and Political Islam in Central Asia: The Challenge of Hizb ut-Tahrir (Routledge, 2010).