Political Ascent: Contemporary Islamic Movements In North Africa

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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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Offers a comparative analysis of Islamic movements in Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco, exploring their roots, their dynamics, and their ideology. 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 the perceived failure of imported models of development and social transformation that don't incorporate the Muslim belief system. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Emad Eldin Shahin is an assistant professor at American University in Cairo.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 Islam in State Politics 18
3 The Rise and Repression of an Islamic Movement: Harakat al-Nahda in Tunisia 63
4 From Silent Protest to Political Ascent: The Islamic Movements in Algeria 112
5 Under the Shadow of the Imam: Morocco's Diverse Islamic Movements 166
6 The Ideology of Change 202
7 General Conclusion 241
Selected Bibliography 246
About the Book and Author 262
Index 263
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