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Islam, Democracy, and the State in North Africa : Indiana Series in Arab and Islamic Studies (Paperback) - John Entelis

Islam, Democracy, and the State in North Africa

Indiana Series in Arab and Islamic Studies (Paperback)

By: John Entelis (Editor)

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Published: 22nd December 1997
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"Rarely is a collection of essays as coherent and of such uniformly high quality as is this one. This book makes a major contribution to our efforts to understand, and so competently interact with, the forces of political, economic, and social change in states where Islamic ideals form a vibrant component of the culture." -- American Historical Review

"Fielding a veteran team of American Maghribi specialists, this book discusses Islam and politics, human rights, aspects of political economy, and the international dimension of prospects for democratization in Islamic North African states.... All chapters advance useful arguments based on solid research." -- Foreign Affairs

In the late 1980s, misguided economic policies, bureaucratic mismanagement, political corruption, and cultural alienation combined to create a popular demand for change in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. It seemed for a time that a new and more open politics would transform the region. Instead, authoritarian states mobilized to repress the populist opposition led by politicized Islamist movements. Analyzing developments over the last two decades from the perspectives of political culture and political economy, leading American scholars provide insights into the region's continuing political crisis.

"Rarely is a collection of essays as coherent and of such uniformly high quality as is this one. This book makes a major contribution to our efforts to understand, and so competently interact with, the forces of political, economic, and social change in states where Islamic ideals form a vibrant component of the culture." --American Historical Review "Fielding a veteran team of American Maghribi specialists, this book discusses Islam and politics, human rights, aspects of political economy, and the international dimension of prospects for democratization in Islamic North African states... All chapters advance useful arguments based on solid research." --Foreign Affairs

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Sultans, Saints, and Presidents: The Islamic Community and the State in North Africap. 1
Muslim Politics: The Prospects for Democracy in North Africa and the Middle Eastp. 17
Political Islam in the Maghreb: The Nonviolent Dimensionp. 43
The Politics of Human Rights in the Maghrebp. 75
The Origins of Popular Support for Islamist Movements: A Political Economy Analysisp. 93
Prospects for Liberalism in North Africa: Identities and Interests in Preindustrial Welfare Statesp. 127
From Social Contracts to Extraction Contracts: The Political Economy of Authoritarianism and Democracyp. 141
Crises of Money and Power: Transitions to Democracy?p. 177
The International Politics of Democracy in North Africap. 205
Indexp. 223
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ISBN: 9780253211316
ISBN-10: 025321131X
Series: Indiana Series in Arab and Islamic Studies (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 22nd December 1997
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.37