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Ist der Islamismus bzw. Salafismus eine Form totalitären Denkens? Eine ideologiekritische Analyse von Klassikerpositionen

Is Islamism or Salafism a form of totalitarian thinking? An ideology-critical analysis of classic positions
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Pfahl-Traughber, Armin

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Abstract "Sometimes Islamism or Salafism is called a third or new kind of totalitarianism. But how appropriate is such an estimation which, after all, originally refers not to political movements but to political systems? If we limit ourselves to an analysis of published thought, we may very well identify formal common grounds for which we find evidence in the writings of 'classical' authors such as Sayyid Abu A'la Maududi and Sayyid Qutb. They consist of the following typical features: exclusive claim to knowledge, dogmatic claim to absoluteness, essentialist monopoly of interpretation, holistic steering intentions, deterministic idea of history, identitary concept of society, dualistic rigorism and fundamental condemnation. These features come along with a claim to absolute power as well as the legitimation of violence." (author's abstract)
Keywords totalitarianism; political power; history of ideas; islamism; ideology; ideology critique; political movement; political ideology; holism; conception of history; political system; domination; propensity to violence
Classification Basic Research, General Concepts and History of Political Science; Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Method theory application
Free Keywords Salafismus;
Document language German
Publication Year 2014
Page/Pages p. 49-71
Journal Totalitarismus und Demokratie, 11 (2014) 1
Issue topic Islam(ist)ischer Totalitarismus?
ISSN 1612-9008
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications