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Rachid Ghannouchi: A Democrat Within Islamism

Azzam S. Tamimi

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140002
eISBN:
9780199834723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140001.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

By way of an analytical and critical study of the life and thought of Rachid Ghannouchi, leader of the proscribed Ennahda political party in Tunisia, this book seeks to address the obstacles that ... More


Political Islam in Tunisia: The History of Ennahda

Anne Wolf

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190670757
eISBN:
9780190872588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670757.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Political Islam in Tunisia uncovers the secret history of Tunisia’s main Islamist movement, Ennahda, from its origins in the 1960s to the present. Banned until the popular uprisings of 2010-11 and ... More


Fridays of Rage: Al Jazeera, the Arab Spring, and Political Islam

Sam Cherribi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199337385
eISBN:
9780190652098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337385.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Sociology of Religion

Fridays of Rage reveals for the first time Al Jazeera’s surprising rise to that most respected of all Western media positions: the watchdog of democracy. Al Jazeera served as the nursery for the Arab ... More


An Islamic Revival

Anne Wolf

in Political Islam in Tunisia: The History of Ennahda

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190670757
eISBN:
9780190872588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670757.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Although it is generally assumed that Ennahda did not have any structures in Tunisia in the years before the uprisings, this chapter uncovers how the movement tried to tentatively recreate itself, ... More


Reshaping Tunisian identity

Anne Wolf

in Political Islam in Tunisia: The History of Ennahda

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190670757
eISBN:
9780190872588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670757.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Chapter 6 reveals that Ennahda’s previous underground structures and wide network of sympathisers helped it to quickly gain in relevance after the 2010–11 uprisings. Yet whilst the uprisings took ... More


Beyond the Secular Myth

Anne Wolf

in Political Islam in Tunisia: The History of Ennahda

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190670757
eISBN:
9780190872588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670757.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Chapter 1 introduces the historical roots of the Islamist movement in Tunisia, which go back long before independence. It argues that the notion of ‘secular Tunisia’ has always been a myth. A ... More


Plotting Against the Regime

Anne Wolf

in Political Islam in Tunisia: The History of Ennahda

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190670757
eISBN:
9780190872588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670757.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Chapter 3 explains how, when in 1981 Bourguiba became aware of the existence of the MTI, there was a showdown between its followers and the regime. Attempts by religious activists to apply for a ... More


The Struggle for Survival

Anne Wolf

in Political Islam in Tunisia: The History of Ennahda

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190670757
eISBN:
9780190872588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670757.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Chapter 4 details the diverse trajectories of prisoners and their families, as well as the exile community—the backdrop for understanding Tunisia’s heterogeneous Islamist landscape nowadays. It sheds ... More


The Mirage of Progress: A Nation’s Unfulfilled Promise

Mohamed Zayani

in Networked Publics and Digital Contention: The Politics of Everyday Life in Tunisia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190239763
eISBN:
9780190239800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239763.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

This chapter provides an overview of the social, economic, and political conditions that characterize contemporary Tunisia with a particular focus on the authoritarian architecture of the system. ... More


Religion and Democratization in Algeria

Michael D. Driessen

in Religion and Democratization: Framing Religious and Political Identities in Muslim and Catholic Societies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199329700
eISBN:
9780199375288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329700.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter tests the causal logics of the theory through an in-depth case study of religiously friendly democratization in Algeria between 1988 and 2012. It considers the historical backdrop to the ... More


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