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Title:Africa Rights Monitor: Revolutionary Islam in North Africa: Challenges and Responses
Author:El-Khawas, Mohamed A.
Year:1996
Periodical:Africa Today
Volume:43
Issue:4
Pages:385-404
Language:English
Geographic terms:Tunisia
Egypt
Algeria
Subjects:Islam
Church and State
Anthropology and Archaeology
Religion and Witchcraft
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/4187122
Abstract:Islamic activists have been encouraged in their push for political reforms by the spread of democracy in Eastern Europe and Russia in 1989-1990 following the demise of communism and the collapse of the Soviet Union. They have sought to galvanize public opinion and to organize mass support to pressure North African governments for greater liberalization and democratization. Their task has been facilitated by popular discontent amid political failure, economic hardship, and social turmoil. This article examines the resurgence of Islam in Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria, and the reactions of the political leaders of these countries. Ref.
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