Muslims in Putin's Russia - Merati, Simona E.
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This book offers a novel interpretation of Russian contemporary discourse on Islam and its influence on Russian state policies. It shifts the analytical perspective from the discussion about Russia's Islam as a potential security threat to a more comprehensive view of the relationships of Muslims with Russia as a state and a civilization. The work demonstrates how many Muslims increasingly express a sense of belonging to Russia and are increasingly willing to contribute to state building processes. …mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book offers a novel interpretation of Russian contemporary discourse on Islam and its influence on Russian state policies. It shifts the analytical perspective from the discussion about Russia's Islam as a potential security threat to a more comprehensive view of the relationships of Muslims with Russia as a state and a civilization. The work demonstrates how many Muslims increasingly express a sense of belonging to Russia and are increasingly willing to contribute to state building processes.
Autorenporträt
Simona E. Merati is a Research Fellow in the Middle East Studies Program at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, USA. Her research focuses on the post-Soviet Russian space, in particular Russia, Central Asia, and the Caucasus.
Inhaltsangabe
1. Introduction
2. The Identity of Russia's Muslims
3. Russia's Muslim Communities

4. Russia's Islamic Religious Institutions and the State
5. Islam and Security in Russia
6. Islam, Terrorism, and Revolution in Russia
7. The Role of Islam in Russia's Geopolitical View
8. Conclusion