Political Ascent / Edition 1

Political Ascent / Edition 1

by Emad Eldin Shahin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813336171

ISBN-13: 9780813336176

Pub. Date: 12/01/1998

Publisher: Westview Press


Islamic movements in North Africa have historically been distinguished from their counterparts in other parts of the Arab world because they have demonstrated a marked willingness to work within the political system and have at times even been officially recognized and allowed to participate in local and national elections. As a result, Islamic thinkers from the…  See more details below

Overview


Islamic movements in North Africa have historically been distinguished from their counterparts in other parts of the Arab world because they have demonstrated a marked willingness to work within the political system and have at times even been officially recognized and allowed to participate in local and national elections. As a result, Islamic thinkers from the Maghrib have produced important writing about the role of Islam and the state, democracy, and nonviolent change. In this book, Emad Shahin offers a comparative analysis of the Islamic movements in Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco, exploring the roots of their development, the nature of their dynamics, and the tenets of their ideology. He argues that the formation and expansion of Islamic movements since the late 1960s has come in response to the marginalization of Islam in state and society and to a perceived failure of imported models of development to resolve socioeconomic problems or to incorporate the Muslim belief system into a workable plan for social transformation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813336176
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Series:
Series on State, Culture, and Society in Arab North Africa
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2Islam in State Politics18
3The Rise and Repression of an Islamic Movement: Harakat al-Nahda in Tunisia63
4From Silent Protest to Political Ascent: The Islamic Movements in Algeria112
5Under the Shadow of the Imam: Morocco's Diverse Islamic Movements166
6The Ideology of Change202
7General Conclusion241
Selected Bibliography246
About the Book and Author262
Index263

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