Islamist Parties and Political Normalization in the Muslim World

Islamist Parties and Political Normalization in the Muslim World


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812246056
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 04/24/2014
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Quinn Mecham is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University. Julie Chernov Hwang is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Goucher College.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Emergence and Development of Islamist Political Parties Quinn Mecham Julie Chernov Hwang 1

1 Islamist Parties as Strategic Actors: Electoral Participation and Its Consequences Quinn Mecham 17

2 When Is Normalization Also Democratization? Islamist Political Parties, the Turkish Case, and the Future of Muslim Polities Murat Somer 40

3 Patterns of Normalization: Islamist Parties in Indonesia Julie Chernov Hwang 58

4 Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Reform, Reticence, and Realignments of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Joseph Chinyong Liow Wenling Chan 84

5 Searching for Political Normalization: The Party of Justice and Development in Morocco Driss Maghraoui Saloua Zerhooni 112

6 Mapping the Terrain of Reform in Yemen: Islah over Two Decades Stacey Philbrick Yadav 134

7 Islamist Parties, Elections, and Democracy in Bangladesh Ali Riaz 156

Conclusion: The New Dynamism of Islamist Parties Julie Chernov Hwang Quinn Mecham 175

Notes 193

List of Contributors 221

Index 225

Acknowledgments 231

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