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Islamism revisited

Islamism revisited

There is a political and security crisis surrounding what is referred to as Islamism, a crisis whose antecedents long precede 9/11. Over the past 25 years, there have been different emphases on how to explain and combat Islamism.

Democracy in Islamic Political Thought

Democracy in Islamic Political Thought

Democracy has preoccupied Arab political thinkers since the dawn of the modern Arab renaissance about two centuries ago. Since then, the concept of democracy has changed and developed under the influence of a variety of social and political developments.

Democratization and Islamic Politics:

Democratization and Islamic Politics:

A Study on the Wasat Party in Egypt

Egypt: Secularism, Sharia, and the Prospects for an Inclusive Democracy

Egypt: Secularism, Sharia, and the Prospects for an Inclusive Democracy

The relationship between religion and politics is at the top of the politicalagenda in Egypt, and, as I shall argue, it has important implications for thepolitical rights of Egyptian women and minorities.

The Draft Party Platform of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

The Draft Party Platform of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

Foray Into Political Integration or Retreat Into Old Positions?

Dissenting Brothers

Dissenting Brothers

Founded in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has never experienced a leadership crisis as serious as that which erupted two weeks ago.

Spoilt ballots

Spoilt ballots

Moderate Islamists have remained committed to democracy, Marc Lynch writes, but attempts to frustrate their participation can only end badly.

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