Chapter 1. Islamists in Arab Parliaments -- Chapter 2. The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood: Islamist Participation in a Closing Political Environment -- Chapter 3. Jordan and Its Islamic Movement: The Limits of Inclusion? -- Chapter 4. Party for Justice and Development in Morocco: Participation and Its Discontents -- Chapter 5. Pushing Toward Party Politics? Kuwait's Islamic Constitutional Movement -- Chapter 6. Between Government and Opposition: The Case of the Yemeni Congregation for Reform -- Chapter 7. Hamas: Battling to Blend Religion, Politics, Resistance, and Governance -- Chapter 8. Conclusion.
In recent decades, Islamist political movements in many Arab countries have strategically invested in a political process that was stacked heavily against them. And, to the surprise of many, they have actually succeeded by gaining more seats in parliaments and demonstrating their position as the only opposition movements with a popular base. Between Religion and Politics is a broad, cross-national (read more)
About The Author
Nathan J. Brown
Nathan J. Brown is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at The George Washington University. He is the author of "Constitutions in a Nonconstitutional World: Arab Basic Laws and the Prospects for Accountable Government "(2001), "The Rule of Law in the Arab World: Courts in Egypt and the Gulf "(1997), and "Peasant Politics in Modern Egypt: The Struggle against the State (read more)