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Reclaiming Jihad as a Strategy of Conflict Transformation

S. Sheikh, Naveed



The imagery of “jihad” provokes persistent unease within a global society that increasingly subscribes to a liberal conception of order, centered in part on the constriction of violence in (and to) matters political. The Westphalian state system that emerged from the ashes of the Thirty Years’ War (1618–48) came to signify not only the end of the presumed stranglehold of religion in statecraft but also the very beginning of modernity itself. No commander could thenceforth bestow sacrality to his swordsmen, nor could God be included in the draft.


S. Sheikh, N. (2015). Reclaiming Jihad as a Strategy of Conflict Transformation. Peace Review, 27(3), 288-295.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Jul 1, 2015
Publication Date Aug 25, 2015
Deposit Date Jun 7, 2023
Journal Peace Review
Print ISSN 1040-2659
Electronic ISSN 1469-9982
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 27
Issue 3
Pages 288-295
Keywords Safety Research; General Social Sciences; General Arts and Humanities; Sociology and Political Science
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