Islam, Democracy, and the State in North Africa

Islam, Democracy, and the State in North Africa

by John P. Entelis
     
 

ISBN-10: 025321131X

ISBN-13: 9780253211316

Pub. Date: 12/01/1997

Publisher: Indiana University Press

"Rarely is a collection of essays as coherent and of such uniformly high quality as is this one. This book makes a major contribution to our efforts to understand, and so competently interact with, the forces of political, economic, and social change in states where Islamic ideals form a vibrant component of the culture." —American Historical

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"Rarely is a collection of essays as coherent and of such uniformly high quality as is this one. This book makes a major contribution to our efforts to understand, and so competently interact with, the forces of political, economic, and social change in states where Islamic ideals form a vibrant component of the culture." —American Historical Review

"Fielding a veteran team of American Maghribi specialists, this book discusses Islam and politics, human rights, aspects of political economy, and the international dimension of prospects for democratization in Islamic North African states.... All chapters advance useful arguments based on solid research." —Foreign Affairs

In the late 1980s, misguided economic policies, bureaucratic mismanagement, political corruption, and cultural alienation combined to create a popular demand for change in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. It seemed for a time that a new and more open politics would transform the region. Instead, authoritarian states mobilized to repress the populist opposition led by politicized Islamist movements. Analyzing developments over the last two decades from the perspectives of political culture and political economy, leading American scholars provide insights into the region's continuing political crisis.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253211316
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1997
Series:
Indiana Series in Arab and Islamic Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Sultans, Saints, and Presidents: The Islamic Community and the State in North Africa1
2Muslim Politics: The Prospects for Democracy in North Africa and the Middle East17
3Political Islam in the Maghreb: The Nonviolent Dimension43
4The Politics of Human Rights in the Maghreb75
5The Origins of Popular Support for Islamist Movements: A Political Economy Analysis93
6Prospects for Liberalism in North Africa: Identities and Interests in Preindustrial Welfare States127
7From Social Contracts to Extraction Contracts: The Political Economy of Authoritarianism and Democracy141
8Crises of Money and Power: Transitions to Democracy?177
9The International Politics of Democracy in North Africa205
Index223

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