Book description mobilizing islam explores how and why islamic groups succeeded in galvanizing educated youth into politics under the shadow of egypts authoritarian state offering important and surprising answers to a series of pressing questions under what conditions does mobilization by opposition groups become possible in authoritarian settings. Mobilizing islam religion activism and political change in egypt author carrie rosefsky wickham publisher columbia university press 2002 isbn 0231500831 9780231500838 length 328 pages. This is a fascinating book about egypts muslim brotherhood during a very specific time period during its history a period between the late 1970s and early 1990s when economic shifts partial openings in the egyptian system and changes in islamic social activism contributed to brotherhood affiliated candidates surprise wins in a number of newly competitive trade association elections . In my book mobilizing islam religion activism and political change in egypt wickham 2002 i showed how ideological outreach and institution building by islamist groups gave rise to new forms
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