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Political Ideology in the Arab World : Accommodation and Transformation
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Cambridge Middle East Studies
By (author)  Michaelle L. Browers
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Arab nationalism and Islamism have been the two most potent ideological forces in the Arab region across the twentieth century. Over the last two decades, however, an accommodation of sorts has been developing between liberals, socialists and Islamists, to protest unpopular foreign and domestic policies, such as those aimed at cooperation with Israel or the war in Iraq. By examining the writings of Arab nationalist, socialist and Islamist intellectuals, and through numerous interviews with political participants from different persuasions, Michaelle Browers traces these developments from the 'Arab age of ideology', as it has been more
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Format Hardback | 210 pages
Dimensions 156 x 234 x 14mm | 470g
Publication date 29 May 2009
Publication City/Country Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language English
ISBN10 0521765323
ISBN13 9780521765329
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Introduction. Ideological thought and practice in the Arab region; 1. Retreat from secularism in Arab nationalist and socialist thought; 2. A more inclusive Islamism? The Wasatiyya trend; 3. Framing a cross-ideological alliance; 4. The Egyptian more
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'Brower's study deserves praise for its engagement with religious and political thought discourses in both English and the original Arabic. The sheer number of Arabic language works consulted is impressive and lends added authenticity to the work.' more
About Michaelle L. Browers
Michaelle L. Browers is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Wake Forest University. Her recent publications include Democracy and Civil Society in Arab Political Thought: Transcultural Possibilities (2006) and more
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