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Zeghal, Malika
Islamistes marocains. English
Islamism in Morocco : religion, authoritarianism, and electoral politics / Malika Zeghal ; translated by George Holoch
Princeton, NJ : Markus Wiener Publishers, 2009, c2008
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 3rd Floor  BP64.M62 Z43 2008    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Islam and politics -- Morocco
Subject Morocco -- Politics and government -- 1961-1999
Morocco -- Politics and government -- 1999-
Morocco -- History -- 1999-
Physical Description xxx, 336 p. ; 24 cm
Note Translation of: Les islamistes marocains
Includes glossary
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-328) and index
Contents Introduction --- Part I. The Monarchy, the Ulama, and Islam. Chapter 1. Ulama and Power in Independent Morocco -- Chapter 2. The Monarchy, Mirror of a Fragmented Religious Sphere -- Chapter 3. Conservative Nationalism and Islam --- Part II. A Rebel Mystic: Abdessalam Yassine. Chapter 4. The "Conversion" of Sheikh Yassine -- Chapter 5. Styles and Figures of Admonition -- Chapter 6. Justice and Benevolence: Between Mystic Community and Political Leadership --- Part III. The Desacralization of the Monarchy. Chapter 7. The Moroccan Political Regime Confronts Islamic Opposition: From Exclusion to Partial Inclusion -- Chapter 8. Theology and Politics: Differentiated Repertoires -- Chapter 9. The Commander of the Faithful and His Religious Competitors -- Chapter 10. Redefining the Institution of the Commander of the Faithful --- Epilogue: The Disenchantments of Free Choice
Abstract Malika Zeghal analyzes the historical roots and recent evolution of Moroccan Islamist movements in the context of a new political system that combines pluralistic electoral competition with authoritarian government. To elucidate these ideological and institutional transformations, she stresses the role of 'ulama and Islamic institutions and the history of their tense and unequal relationship with an authoritarian monarchy constrained by the religious origins of its legitimacy. She analyzes the transformations in the movements' political strategies and religious discourses generated by the legalized Islamist party's integration into the political process. This book provides an original perspective on the prospects for democratization in an Arab country and the role religion plays in that process. In a clear and compelling presentation that encompasses reactions to the 2003 suicide attacks in Casablanca and the legislative election of 2007, the author combines historical analysis with her perspective, as a political scientist, on the rapidly changing dynamics of Islam and politics in Morocco
Language Text in English, translated from French
Alternate Author Holoch, George

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