Morocco: Globalization and Islam in the North African World / Edition 1

Morocco: Globalization and Islam in the North African World / Edition 1

by Shana Cohen, Larabi Jaidi
     
 

Cohen and Jaidi trace the development of contemporary Morocco in the Islamic world of North Africa, which is currently at the forefront of the clash between Western-style development and the politicized Islam that now pervades the Arab world.

By applying globalization theory to detailed accounts of everyday life in an Arab society, the book is uniquely suited to

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Overview

Cohen and Jaidi trace the development of contemporary Morocco in the Islamic world of North Africa, which is currently at the forefront of the clash between Western-style development and the politicized Islam that now pervades the Arab world.

By applying globalization theory to detailed accounts of everyday life in an Arab society, the book is uniquely suited to students. Morocco in particular is a good place to look at this extremely important confrontation. It is among the most liberalized Islamic states, yet it is also in the midst of a revival of politicized Islam, which has its own globalizing agenda. The authors detail how this clash pervades Moroccan culture and society, and what it can tell us about the effects of globalization on the Arab world. Morocco is extremely close to the West in terms of physical proximity, and it is a favoured spot for Western tourists. Yet its closest neighbours in social terms are Algeria, Libya, and Tunisia, all of which have directly experienced the effects of politicized Islam in the last quarter century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415945110
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Global Realities Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Shana Cohen is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at George Washington University.
Larabi Jaidi is a Professor at Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco.

Table of Contents

1Debating and implementing "development" in Morocco1
2Who cares about political reform?47
3The power of political movements79
4Assessing the social impact of development113

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