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Salafism in the Maghreb: Politics, Piety, and Militancy

Frederic Wehrey and Anouar Boukhars


This volume explores the growth and transformation of a particular variant of Islamism—Salafism—in the Maghreb region. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and from previous scholarship on Salafi typologies—specifically, quietist, political, and jihadist variants—it seeks to understand the socioeconomic and political drivers between the growth or diminishing of each trend. The volume pays particular attention to exploring how state-sponsored Salafists compete with more informal, nonstate, and transnational variants, particularly jihadists. It analyses how local political contexts determine the calcu ... More

Keywords: Salafism, Salafi, Mauritania, Libya, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Jihadism, Islamism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190942403
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190942403.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frederic Wehrey, author
Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Anouar Boukhars, author
Non-resident Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace