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Author Brown, Nathan J

Title Islamist movements and the democratic process in the Arab world : exploring the gray zones / Nathan J. Brown, Amr Hamzawy, and Marina Ottaway
Published [Washington, D.C.] : Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (19 pages : digital, PDF file)
Series Carnegie papers ; no. 67
Middle East series
Middle East series (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
Working papers (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) ; no. 67
Summary In a new Carnegie Paper, Carnegie Endowment experts Brown, Hamzawy, and Ottaway discuss the continuing ambiguity amongst Islamists on fundamental democracy and human rights issues. Islamist Movements and the Democratic Process in the Arab World: Exploring Gray Zones seeks to move beyond stark views of the Islamist challenge as either a democratizing force or an extreme threat to democracy and to present a nuanced view of the position of Islamist parties. The authors consider mainstream movements in Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, and Bahrain, analyzing not only where the movements stand but also where they have yet to develop clear positions. In view of the recent victory by Hamas in Palestine and the electoral success of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Egyptian elections, understanding the thinking of Islamist movements is more important than ever
Notes "A joint publication of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Herbert-Quandt-Stiftung."
"March 2006."
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Subject Democratization -- Arab countries
Islamic fundamentalism -- Arab countries
Islamic fundamentalism.
Politics and government
Arab countries -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Arab countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Hamzawy, Amr
Ottaway, Marina
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace