Vertigans and Philip Sutton (2002) 'Concept Development
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Received: 20/5/2002 Accepted: 21/5/2002 Published: 31/5/2002
2 Walter Laqueur (2001), The New Terrorism,London: Phoenix Press.
3 For example, see 'Reactions to Terrorist Attacks in United States', Turkish Press, 12 September 2001,<http://www .turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=4295>; Kemal Yurteri, 'A New Epoch: Construction of a new global order' Turkish Daily News, 13th September 2001,<htt p://www.turkishdailynews.com/old_editions/09_13_01/for.htm#f11>; BBC Newsnight transcript, 12 September 2001, 'The World has been Changed by a handful of Desperate Men' <http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/events/newsnight/newsid_1613000/1613971. stm>
4 Norbert Elias, (1987), Involvement and Detachment, Oxford: Blackwell.
5 Steve Fuller (2001) 'Looking for Sociology after 11 September' Sociological Research Online, vol. 6, no. 3, <http://www.socresonline.o rg.uk/6/3/fuller.html>
6 This was exemplified by the nature of the criticism of Chomsky after he argued that the acts of terrorism were retributional. Details can be found in the Chomsky-Hitchens debate: <http://www.zmag.org/replyhitch.htm >
7 Henry Potter, (14 October 2001) 'Why we are right to fight', The Observer.
8 For example, Dessouki, A. (1982), The Islamic Resurgence: Sources, Dynamics and Implications in the Islamic Resurgence in the Arab World,New York: Praeger; Esposito, J.L. (ed) (1987), Islam in Asia, Oxford: Oxford University Press; Heper, M, (1981), "Islam, Polity and Society in Turkey: A Middle Eastern Perspective", The Middle East Journal, Summer, pp.345-363; Mehmet, O, (1990), Islamic Identity and Development - Studies of the Islamic Periphery,London: Routledge; Moussalli, A.S. (1998), "Globalization and the Nation State in the Arab World", MESA Bulletin 32, pp 11-14; Salt, J. (1995), "Nationalism and the Rise of Muslim Sentiment in Turkey", Middle Eastern Studies,vol. 13, pp.13-27; Taji-Farouki, S. and Poulton, H. (eds) (1997), Muslim Identity and the Balkan State,London: Hurst and Company; Toprak, B, (1996), "Civil Society in Turkey", in Norton, A.R, (ed.), Civil Society in the Middle East,Volume ii. Leiden: E.J.Brill, pp.87-118.
9 Martin, D, (1978), A General Theory of Secularization, New York: Harper and Row, Wallace, A, (1966), Religion: An Anthropological View, New York: Random House, Wallis, R, (1975), Sectarianism, New York: Wiley, Wilson, B, (1966), Religion in Secular Society, London: C.A.Watts.
10 Fuller (2002) makes this point, implicitly in reference to our article, Stephen Vertigans and Philip Sutton (2001), 'Back to the Future: 'Islamic Terrorism' and Interpretations of Past and Present' in Sociological Research Online, vol. 6, no. 3,<http://www.socresonli ne.org.uk/6/3/vertigans.html>. Whilst it has validity for some radical Muslims it was not intended to apply for bin Laden and the majority of the al-Qa'ida leadership, nor was it used as a general explanation.
11 This supports Fuller's point that sociology risks resurrecting 'the distinction between modernity and tradition, on which the discipline had been founded in the late 19th century'.
12 Our ongoing research is aimed at making a contribution towards this. See for example, Stephen Vertigans & Philip Sutton, (2002), 'Globalisation Theory and Islamic Praxis', Global Society, vol. 16, no.1, pp.31-46.