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Title:Political Change and the Islamic Revival in Tunisia
Author:Tessler, Mark A.
Periodical:Maghreb Review
Geographic term:Tunisia
political change
Politics and Government
Religion and Witchcraft
Abstract:Islam in North Africa has been experiencing a transformation rather than a decline per se. As a result a number of questions arise as to the extent and locus of changing religious orientations, the causes of changing conceptions of Islam, and the consequences. The present study examines various aspects of Islam in Tunisia in order to make a start at answering some of these questions, particularly with respect to the linkage between individual religious sentiments on the one hand and a nation's political and social climate on the other. The evolution of public policy regarding religion and the way that Tunisian Islam has been affected by these policies is reviewed from a historical perspective, after which survey data pertaining to individual orientations towards Islam for the period 1967-1973 are presented and interpreted. Notes, tab.