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Political Islam and European Foreign Policy

Political Islam and European Foreign Policy

PERSPECTIVES FROM MUSLIM DEMOCRATS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

Islamist Parties , ARE THEY DEMOCRATS? DOES it matter ?

Islamist Parties , ARE THEY DEMOCRATS? DOES it matter ?

Driven by a sense that “the Islamists are coming,” journalists and policy makers have been engaged of late in fevered speculation over whether Islamist parties such as Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood (MB) or Palestine’s Hamas really believe in democracy.

Counter Transformations in the Center and Periphery of Turkish Society and the Rise of the Justice and Development Party

Counter Transformations in the Center and Periphery of Turkish Society and the Rise of the Justice and Development Party

The election results on November 3, 2002, which brought the Justice and Development Party into power, shocked many, but for varying reasons. Afterwards, some became more hopeful about future of their country, while others became even more doubtful and anxious, since for them the “republican regime” came under threat.

Turkey and the EU: A Survey on Turkish MPs’ EU Vision

Turkey and the EU: A Survey on Turkish MPs’ EU Vision

Even though Turkey’s dream for being a member of European Union (EU) dates back to late 1950s, it can be said that this process has gained its momentum since the governing period of Justice and Development Party, which is shortly called AK party or AKP in Turkish.

zealous democrats : ISLAMISM AND DEMOCRACY IN EGYPT, INDONESIA AND TURKEY

zealous democrats : ISLAMISM AND DEMOCRACY IN EGYPT, INDONESIA AND TURKEY

The fear of Islamists coming to power through elections has long been an obstacle to democratisation in authoritarian states of the Muslim world. Islamists have been, and continue to be, the best organised and most credible opposition movements in many of these countries.

Muslim Civil Society in Urban Public Spaces: Globalization, Discursive Shifts, and Social Movements

Muslim Civil Society in Urban Public Spaces: Globalization, Discursive Shifts, and Social Movements

Cities are processes, not products. The three Islamic elements that set in motion the processes that give rise to Islamic cities were: a distinction between the members of the Umma and the outsiders,

Success of Turkey’s AK Party must not dilute worries over Arab Islamists

Success of Turkey’s AK Party must not dilute worries over Arab Islamists

It has been unsurprising that since Abdullah Gul became president of Turkey on 27 August that much misguided analyses has been wasted on howIslamistscan pass the democracy test.

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?

Islam and Democracy

Islam and Democracy

Islam in politics has been asserted in many countries in the Muslim world through democratic elections. Islamist parties have gained varying degreesof political power in Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon, and the occupied Palestinian territories, and have widespread influence in Morocco and Jordan.

The History of the Muslim Brotherhood

The History of the Muslim Brotherhood

The Political, Social and Economic Transformation of the Arab Republic of Egypt

THE RISE OF “MUSLIM DEMOCRACY"

THE RISE OF “MUSLIM DEMOCRACY

A specter is haunting the Muslim world. This particular specter is notthe malign and much-discussed spirit of fundamentalist extremism, nor yet the phantom hope known as liberal Islam.

Parting the Veil

Parting the Veil

Now is no time to give up supporting democracy in the Muslim world. But to do so, the United States must embrace Islamist moderates.

Islamic Movement: Political Freedom & Democracy

Islamic Movement: Political Freedom & Democracy

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

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

OF ISLAMISTS AND BALLOT BOXES

OF ISLAMISTS AND BALLOT BOXES

RETHINKING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ISLAMISMS AND ELECTORAL POLITICS

TRAVELS AMONG EUROPE’S MUSLIM NEIGHBOURS

TRAVELS AMONG EUROPE’S MUSLIM NEIGHBOURS

THE QUEST FOR DEMOCRACY

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