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Democratization and the Islamist challenge in the Arab world

  • 171 Pages
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  • English
Westview Press , Boulder, Colo
Islam and politics -- Arab countries, Islam and state -- Arab countries, Islam -- 20th century, Democratization -- Arab countries, Arab countries -- politics and government --


Arab countries, Arab count

StatementNajib Ghadbian.
SeriesState, culture, and society in Arab North Africa
LC ClassificationsBP63.A4 A7247 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 171 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL655377M
ISBN 100813327849
LC Control Number97000411

Najib Ghadbian's well-written book, Democratization and the Islamic Challenge in the Arab World provides an in-depth look into the conflict between Arab governments jealously guarding power and Islamist movements who are imagined to destabilize the states monopoly on power if included into the political by: The rise of Islamic movements in the Arab world over the last decade coincided with a move toward democratization throughout the region, yet after hopeful early signs, progress toward democratization has stalled or has even been reversed in all but a few countries.

This book explores the linkages between the move to democratize and the Islamist cha. Democratization and the Islamist Challenge is a compact, lucidly written study of the in-teraction between political Islam and democratic reform in the Arab world.

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This makes it a valuable work to place in the hands of students, journalists, and policy-makers. JULIA A. CLANCY-SMITH, Rebel and Saint: Muslim Notables, Populist Protest, Colonial En.

The book is about the process of democratization and the growing power of Islamic political groups (or Islamists) in the Arab world. Najib Ghadbian maintains that the wave of democratization that spread throughout the Arab world in the last two decades has waned drastically in the past few years.

While democratization is precariously moving forward in Jordan and Yemen, in the rest of the Arab world. Democratization and the Islamist challenge in the Arab world. [Najib Ghadbian] -- This book explores the linkages between the move to democratize and the Islamist challenge, focusing on the struggle among ruling elites, secularists, and the Islamists to define collective identity.

Islam, Islamism and Democracy: The Case of the Arab World With World Bassam Tibi In response to the events of Septemin the United States, and Main Spain (E.U.), many have called for the institution of democracy, and for democratization, as the proper response to terrorism.

In Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World, leading scholars address the questions posed by this period of historic change in the Middle East and North Africa. Through a comparative analysis of past democratization experiences throughout the world over nearly four decades and a detailed look at recent uprisings in the Arab world, Democratization in the Arab World aims to help policymakers understand the Democratization and the Islamist challenge in the Arab world book ahead, form well-founded expectations, shape diplomatic approaches, and take practical steps to foster positive change.

The monograph explores the conditions and decisions that are most likely to influence whether democratization Cited by:   Islamist Movements and the Democratic Process in the Arab World: Exploring Gray Zones seeks to move beyond stark views of the Islamist challenge as either a democratizing force or an extreme threat to democracy and to present a nuanced view of the position of Islamist parties.

The authors consider mainstream movements in Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, and Bahrain, analyzing.

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“This wonderfully readable book tells a grim story about the subversion of democracy in the Arab world. Drawing on an unusually wide range of sources, Elizabeth Thompson shows how the colonial powers systematically undermined not only Arab independence, but also the liberal-Islamist democratic synthesis that emerged from World War I in Syria.

Arab Countries Face Considerable Challenges. Democracy has been gaining ground throughout the world since the mids, with considerably more countries categorized as "free" in than in [1] These changes have been felt in every region except the Arab world.

October 6, Challenges To Democracy In The Arab And Muslim World President Bush’s notions that democratizing Iraq will have a ripple effect on the rest of the Arab world, bringing prosperity and peace to the region, and that democracy is the panacea for Islamic terrorism are unsubstantiated as well as grossly misleading.

A Decade of Turmoil and Hope is the latest book by Wissam Yafi covering his native Lebanon and the Arab region. In this book, Yafi shares with his readers personal narrative from an expat's perspective, chronicling Lebanon's re-mergence after its civil war, its geopolitical victories, and its.

Democratization and the Islamist Challenge in the Arab World. by Najib Ghadbian Boulder, Colo.: Westview, pp. $ Reviewed by Daniel Pipes. Middle East Quarterly September : Daniel Pipes. Democratization and the Islamist Challenge in the Arab World. by Najib Ghadbian Boulder, Colo.: Westview, pp.

$50 Reviewed by Daniel Pipes Middle East Quarterly September Syria, Libya, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia are the least democratic nations in the Arab world, according to a study by Daniel Brumbergof the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Other Arab. Three years after the first mass protests of the Arab Spring, senior scholars weigh in on how democracy is ing in Decembera series of uprisings swept the Arab world, toppling four longtime leaders and creating an apparent political opening in a region long impervious to the "third wave" of democratization.

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Despite the initial euphoria, the legacies of. More than five years after the Arab Spring began, the euphoria that accompanied the region’s early uprisings has been replaced by a dogged realism. From the indignant graffiti scrawled on walls across Tunis to the war-torn neighborhoods of Damascus and Tripoli, the region and the world’s hopes of establishing peace and democracy have largely faded.

Interestingly, it also lays out what it sees as the prospects for stable democracy in the region, and the changes that will need to happen to get there.

After the revolutions. In the first section of the book, the editors, Ibrahim Elbadawi and Samir Makdisi, recap their earlier research exploring the Arab world’s so called “democratic. This book focuses on the major factors shaping liberalization and democratization in the Arab context, as well as the role played by particular social groups.

America’s staunch support of repressive regimes, and its unwillingness to back pro-democracy movements, helps explain why the Arab world—until January —seemed immune to democratic change. Exploring the political economy of development and democracy in the Middle East, this book provides new insight into the effects of external initiatives for the support of good governance in Arab states, the impact of transnational Islamist networks on democratization in the Middle East, and the role of new satellite broadcasting in the Arab world.

The Truth About Islam and Democracy (With Anwar Ibrahim) Hundreds of millions of Muslims live in democracies of some shape or form, yet a. Islam and Democracy in the Middle East provides a comprehensive assessment of the origins and staying power of Middle East autocracies, as well as a sober account of the struggles of state reformers and opposition forces to promote civil liberties, competitive elections, and a pluralistic vision of Islam.

Drawing on the insights of some twenty-five leading Western and Middle. There exist a number of perspectives on the relationship of Islam and democracy among Islamic political theorists, the general Muslim public, and Western authors.

Some modern Islamic thinkers, whose ideas were particularly popular in the s and s, rejected the notion of democracy as a foreign idea incompatible with Islam. The Odd Couple Modernization and Democratization in. by gavid No Comments. Democratization and the Islamist Challenge in the Arab World.

Islam and Democracy in the Middle East The Impact of Religious Orientations on Attitudes toward Democracy in Four Arab Countries Mark Tessler Discussions about democracy in the Arab world often include attention to the politi-cal orientations of ordinary men and women.

In. But it is interesting to note how the Arab Spring is seen to be heralding democracy. Shadi Hamid, part of World Bank’s MENA Advisory Panel, writes with a sense of buoyancy about Middle Eastern prospects that America’s firm support of oppressive regimes, and its “unwillingness to back pro-democracy movements”, explains why Middle Eastern.

The quest for such change in the Arab world is in fact one of the few areas that bridges scholarly research and policy debates. Marina Ottaway and Julia Choucair-Vizoso’s edited volume contributes precisely to the academic-policy nexus and provides the reader with a compelling picture of the state of political reform in the Arab world.

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Egypt after Mubarak: Liberalism, Islam, and Democracy in the Arab World - Ebook written by Bruce K. Rutherford. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Egypt after Mubarak: Liberalism, Islam, and Democracy in the Arab World.Egypt after Mubarak reveals that Egypt's secularists and Islamists may yet navigate a middle path that results in a uniquely Islamic form of liberalism and, perhaps, democracy.

Bruce Rutherford draws on in-depth interviews with Egyptian judges, lawyers, Islamic activists, politicians, and s: 3. The major challenge to stability in the Arab world thus lies only partially in the transition to democracy from autocracy.

Greater than that is the challenge mainstream Islamists face from a complex and divided Salafist movement.