Morocco: The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges by Marvine Howe

Morocco: The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges

byMarvine Howe

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In Morocco, Marvine Howe, a former correspondent for The New York Times, presents an incisive and comprehensive review of the Moroccan kingdom and its people, past and present. She provides a vivid and frank portrait of late King Hassan, whom she knew personally and credits with laying thefoundations of a modern, pro-Western state and analyzes the pressures his successor, King Mohammed VI has come under to transform the autocratic monarchy into a full-fledged democracy. Howe addresses emerging issues and problems--equal rights for women, elimination of corruption and correction ofglaring economic and social disparities--and asks the fundamental question: can this ancient Muslim kingdom embrace western democracy in an era of deepening divisions between the Islamic world and the West?

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Marvine Howe, who has reported for The New York Times from Africa, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Balkans, began her career as a free-lance journalist in North Africa. Her first book The Prince and I was about the Moroccan independence movement. Her latest book was Turkey Today: A Nation Divided over Islam's Revival. ...
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Title:Morocco: The Islamist Awakening and Other ChallengesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 6.42 × 9.29 × 1.61 inPublished:August 24, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195169638

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Table of Contents

Part One: Return to Morocco1. Commander of the Faithful2. Tour du MarocPart Two: The Ever-Present Past3. Protectors, Wards, and Rebels4. The Long Shadow of King Hassan IIPart Three: Society in Motion5. Islamic Revival6. The Conflicting Worlds of Women7. Split Identity8. Grappling with MiragesPart Four: Royal Democracy9. Zigzags on the Road to Democracy10. The New Society11. Saharan Imbroglio12. Friends, Neighbors and Others13. Kingdom at the CrossroadsEpilogue: The ChallengesNotesBibliographyGlossaryIndex

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"Morocco is an intriguing, culturally complex country that's become a focal point in the contest between democracy and Islamic terrorism. Marvine Howe has a longstanding, intimate knowledge of the country. Here, she shares her insights into the lives and thoughts of a broad sampling of its 30million people--women's rights activists, veteran politicians, Amazigh (Berber) educators, hard-pressed slum-dwellers, Muslim association leaders, and more. Howe's illuminating tour reveals the continued ossification of the country's political system--but also, surprises such as the relativeliveliness of its NGO sector."--Helena Cobban, Columnist, The Christian Science Monitor