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The Arab Tomorrow

The Arab Tomorrow

The Arab world today is ruled by contradiction. Turmoil and stagnation prevail, as colossal wealth and hypermodern cities collide with mass illiteracy and rage-filled imams. In this new diversity may lie disaster, or the makings of a better Arab future.

Islam, Political Islam and America

Islam, Political Islam and America

“there is no chance of communicating with any U.S. administration so long as the United States maintains its long-standing view of Islam as a real danger,

Islamist Opposition Parties and the Potential for EU Engagement

Islamist Opposition Parties and the Potential for EU Engagement

In light of the increasing importance of Islamist movements in the Muslim world and the way that radicalisation has influenced global events since the turn of the century, it is important for the EU to evaluate its policies towards actors within what can be loosely termed the ‘Islamic world’.

Sayyid Qutb: The Karl Marx of the Islamic Revolution

Sayyid Qutb: The Karl Marx of the Islamic Revolution

Sayyid Qutb (October 9, 1906-август 29, 1966), the Egyptian literary critic, philosopher, and theorist of the contemporary jihadist movement is only becoming a familiar name in the West in recent years, but his voluminous writings have had and continue to have enormous impact in the Muslim world.

why are there no arab democracies ?

why are there no arab democracies ?

During democratization’s “third wave,” democracy ceased being a mostly Western phenomenon and “went global.” When the third wave began in 1974, the world had only about 40 democracies, and only a few of them lay outside the West.

Claiming the Center: Political Islam in Transition

Claiming the Center: Political Islam in Transition

In the 1990s political Islam, what some callIslamic fundamentalism,” remains a major presence in government and in oppositional politics from North Africa to Southeast Asia. Political Islam in power and in politics has raised many issues and questions: “Is Islam antithetical to modernization?

MUSLIM INSTITUTIONS AND POLITICAL MOBILIZATION

MUSLIM INSTITUTIONS AND POLITICAL MOBILIZATION

In Europe, and most of the Western world, Muslim presence in the publicsphere is a recent phenomenon that characterised the last decade of the 20thcentury and has deeply marked the beginning of the 21st.

Исламското движење: Political Freedom & демократија

Исламското движење: Political Freedom & демократија

It is the duty of the (Исламската) Movement in the coming phase tostand firm against totalitarian and dictatorial rule, political despotism and usurpation of people’s rights.

Living with Democracy in Egypt

Living with Democracy in Egypt

Hosni Mubarek was almost elected president of Egypt in September 2005. Not that the seventy-seven-year-old secular autocrat who has ruled that nationfor the past twenty-four years lost the election; by the official count, he took nearly 85 percent of the vote

Political Transitions in the Arab World

Political Transitions in the Arab World

The year 2007 marked the end of a brief interval of political liberalization in the Arab world which began shortly after the occupation of Iraq and which resulted primarily from external pressures on Arab regimes to reform and democratize.

Radical Islam In Egypt A Comparison Of Two Groups

Radical Islam In Egypt A Comparison Of Two Groups

A Comparison Of Two Groups

The W&M Progressive

The W&M Progressive

The development of democratic institutions comes with negative externalities. As a political progressive,
I believe that the big picture – establishing a solid democratic foundation – outweighs the possible emergence of political parties that may advocate religious or gender intolerance.

Civil society and Democratization in the Arab World

Civil society and Democratization in the Arab World

Different researches about Civil society and Democratization in the Arab World

the 500 most influential muslims

the 500 most influential muslims

The publication you have in your hands is the first of what we hope will be anannual series that provides a window into the movers and shakers of the Muslimworld. We have strived to highlight people who are influential as Muslims, thatis, people whose influence is derived from their practice of Islam or from the factthat they are Muslim

Reform in the Muslim World: The Role of Islamists and Outside Powers

Reform in the Muslim World: The Role of Islamists and Outside Powers

The Bush Administration’s focus on spreading democracyin the Middle East has been much discussedover the past several years, not only in the United Statesand Arab and Muslim countries but also around theworld.

The future of Islam after 9/11

The future of Islam after 9/11

There is no consensus among historians and Islamicists about the nature of theIslamic belief system and the experience of historical Islam, on which one couldbase a definitive judgment concerning Islam’s compatibility with modernity. Nonetheless,the availability of both historical and value survey data allow us to analyzethe future of Islam in light of the horrific event of 9/11ز

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