In the Shadows of Globalization: Civilizational Crisis, the ‘Global Modern’ and ‘Islamic Nihilism’

  title={In the Shadows of Globalization: Civilizational Crisis, the ‘Global Modern’ and ‘Islamic Nihilism’},
  author={Mustapha Kamal Pasha},
  pages={173 - 185}
  • M. Pasha
  • Published 27 April 2010
  • Sociology
  • Globalizations
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