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      Islamists and the Politics of the Arab Uprisings : Governance, Pluralisation and Contention

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          Scrutinises the political strategies and ideological evolution of Islamist actors and forces following the Arab uprisings

          What role does political Islam play in the genealogy of protests as an instrument to resist neo-liberalism and authoritarian rule? How can we account for the internal conflicts among Islamist players after the 2011/2012 Arab uprisings? How can we assess the performance of Islamist parties in power? What geopolitical reconfigurations have the uprisings created, and what opportunities have arisen for Islamists to claim a stronger political role in domestic and regional politics? These questions are addressed in this book, which looks at the dynamics in place during the aftermath of the Arab uprisings in a wide range of countries across the Middle East and North Africa.

          Key features

          • 22 case studies explain the diverse trajectories of political Islam since 2011 in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Qatar, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen

          • Provides a comprehensive analysis of political Islam covering intra-Islamist pluralisation and conflict, governance and accountability issues, ‘secular-Islamist’ contention, responses to neo-liberal development and the resurgence of sectarianism and militancy

          • Offers a set of innovative approaches to the study of political Islam in the post-Arab spring era that open new possibilities for theory development in the field


          • Ibrahim Al-Marashi, California State University San Marcos

          • Nazlı Çağın Bilgili, Istanbul Kultur University

          • Souhaïl Belhadj, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva

          • Francesco Cavatorta, Laval University, Quebec

          • Chérine Chams El-Dine, Cairo University

          • Katerina Dalacoura, London School of Economics and Political Science

          • Jérôme Drevon, University of Oxford

          • Vincent Durac, University College Dublin and Bethlehem University

          • Laura Ruiz de Elvira Carrascal, French Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Paris

          • Melissa Finn, University of Waterloo

          • Courtney Freer, London School of Economics and Political Science

          • Angela Joya, University of Oregon

          • Wanda Krause, Royal Roads University

          • Mohammed Masbah, Chatham House and Brandeis University

          • Alam Saleh, Lancaster University

          • Jillian Schwedler, City University of New York’s Hunter College

          • Mariz Tadros, University of Sussex

          • Truls Tønnessen, Georgetown University

          • Marc Valeri, University of Exeter

          • Anne Wolf, University of Cambridge

          • Luciano Zaccara, Qatar University

          • Barbara Zollner, Birkbeck College

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          06 June 2018



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