Salafism After the Arab Awakening: Contending with Peoples Power by Francesco Cavatorta

Salafism After the Arab Awakening: Contending with Peoples Power

byFrancesco Cavatorta, Fabio Merone

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One of the most interesting consequences of the Arab awakening has been the central role of Salafists in a number of countries. In particular, there seems to have been a move away from traditional quietism towards an increasing degree of politicization. The arrival on the political scene ofSalafist parties in Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen, as well as the seemingly growing desire of Salafists in other Arab countries to enter institutional politics through the creation of political parties, highlights quite clearly the debates and divisions on how to react to the awakening within Salafistcircles.This book examines in detail how Salafism, both theologically and politically, is contending with the Arab uprisings across a number of countries. The focus is primarily on what kind of politicization, if any, has taken place and what forms it has adopted. As some of the contributions make clear,politicization does not necessarily diminish the role of jihad or the influence of quietism, revealing tensions and struggles within the complex world of Salafism.

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Francesco Cavatorta is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Universite Laval in Quebec, Canada. His research focuses on processes of democratisation and authoritarian resilience in the Arab world. Fabio Merone is research fellow in the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University, Ireland. He is currentl...
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Title:Salafism After the Arab Awakening: Contending with Peoples PowerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 31, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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