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Title:Islamism and secularism in North Africa
Editor:Ruedy, JohnISNI
City of publisher:New York, NY
Publisher:St. Martin's Press
ISBN:0312121989; 0312160879
Geographic term:Maghreb
Church and State
Abstract:This collective volume deals with the interaction of the secular and religious in the Maghribi countries of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. Part 1 (Secular-Islamic encounters in historical perpective) contains papers by Donald C. Holsinger (Islam and State expansion in Algeria); Kenneth J. Perkins (Tunisia, Islam and the Ottoman empire); Khalifa Chater (rereading Islamic texts in the Maghrib); Mohamed El Mansour ('salafis' and modernists in the Moroccan nationalist movement); John Ruedy (the Algerian confrontation with Europe); and Abdelbaki Hermassi (the political and the religious in the modern history of the Maghrib). Part 2 (The Islamist challenge) contains papers by SÚverine Labat (the emergence of new types of politico-religious militants); Hugh Roberts (doctrinaire economics and political opportunism in Algerian Islamism); Michael Collins Dunn (the Al-Nahda movement in Tunisia); Emad Eldin Shahin (the political discourse of 'Abd al-Salam Yassin); and Marius K. Deeb (militant Islam in Libya). Part 3 (Reform or repression: State responses to the Islamic revival) contains papers by I. William Zartman (democratic alternatives in the Maghrib); John P. Entelis (the reemergence of authoritarian politics in Algeria); Dale F. Eickelman (Moroccan elections in the 1990s); and Mary-Jane Deeb (successes and failures of Islamist movements in Algeria and Morocco).