Political Ascent: Contemporary Islamic Movements In North Africa

Political Ascent: Contemporary Islamic Movements In North Africa

by Emad Eldin Shahin
     
 

ISBN-10: 081332775X

ISBN-13: 9780813327754

Pub. Date: 02/27/1997

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

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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:
9780813327754
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
02/27/1997
Series:
State, Culture, and Society in Arab North Africa Series
Pages:
288
Lexile:
1540L (what's this?)

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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