The Muslim Brotherhood in Contemporary Egypt
Democracy Redefined or Confined?
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Muslim Brotherhood in Contemporary Egypt by Mariz Tadros
Book DescriptionThe Muslim Brotherhood is one of the oldest and most influential Islamist movements. As the party ascends to power in Egypt, it is poised to adopt a new system of governance and state-society relations, the effects of which are likely to extend well beyond Egypt's national borders. This book examines the Brotherhood's visions and practices, from its inception in 1928, up to its response to the 2011 uprising, as it moves to redefine democracy along Islamic lines. The book analyses the Muslim Brotherhood's position on key issues such as gender, religious minorities, and political plurality, and critically analyses whether claims that the Brotherhood has abandoned extremism and should be engaged with as a moderate political force can be substantiated. It also considers the wider political context of the region, and assesses the extent to which the Brotherhood has the potential to transform politics in the Middle East.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415465960
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mariz Tadros
Resistance, Revolt, and Gender Justice in Egypt, Paperback (April 2016)
Charts the arc of the Egyptian women's movement, capturing the changing dynamics of gender activism over the course of two decades. Tadros explores the interface between feminist movements, Islamist forces, and three regime ruptures in the battle over women's status in Egyptian society and politics.
Women in Politics, Paperback (May 2014)» View all books by Mariz Tadros
Offers fresh perspectives on the different spaces, networks, and processes influencing women's political leadership today.
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Author Biography - Mariz Tadros
Mariz Tadros is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. She spent three years as an Assistant Professor at the American University of Cairo, has worked as a consultant for both local and international NGOs, and was a journalist for Al-Ahram Weekly newspaper for almost ten years, covering human rights, women's rights, civil society organizations and activism, poverty and a plethora of development-related topics.
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