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The Resource When victory is not an option : Islamist movements in Arab politics, Nathan J. Brown

When victory is not an option : Islamist movements in Arab politics, Nathan J. Brown

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When victory is not an option : Islamist movements in Arab politics
Title
When victory is not an option
Title remainder
Islamist movements in Arab politics
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Nathan J. Brown
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Language
eng
Summary
Throughout the Arab world, Islamist political movements are joining the electoral process. This change alarms some observers and excites other. In recent years, electoral opportunities have opened, and Islamist movements have seized them. But those opportunities, while real, have also been sharply circumscribed. Elections may be freer, but they are not fair. The opposition can run but it generally cannot win. Semiauthoritarian conditions prevail in much of the Arab world, even in the wake of the Arab Spring. How do Islamist movements change when they plunge into freer but unfair elections? How do their organizations (such as the Muslim Brotherhood) and structures evolve? What happens to their core ideological principles? And how might their increased involvement affect the political system?In When Victory Is Not an Option, Nathan J. Brown addresses these questions by focusing on Islamist movements in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, and Palestine. He shows that uncertain benefits lead to uncertain changes. Islamists do adapt their organizations and their ideologies do bend--some. But leaders almost always preserve a line of retreat in case the political opening fizzles or fails to deliver what they wish. The result is a cat-and-mouse game between dominant regimes and wily movements. There are possibilities for more significant changes, but to date they remain only possibilities
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DLC
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Brown, Nathan J
Dewey number
320.5/57
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
DS39
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Islam and politics
  • Arab countries
  • Political parties
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Islam and politics
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Political parties
  • Politics and government
  • Arab countries
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When victory is not an option : Islamist movements in Arab politics, Nathan J. Brown
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-252) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Partially political movements in semiauthoritarian systems -- Running to lose? : elections, authoritarianism, and Islamist movements -- Beyond analogy mongering : ideological movements and the debate over the primacy of politics -- The model and the mother movement -- The model in practice in four semiauthoritarian settings -- Can Islamists party? : political participation and organizational change -- Ideological change : flirtation and commitment -- Arab politics and societies as they might be -- Islamist parties and Arab political systems as they are
Control code
785782377
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801463891
Lccn
2019724579
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt4sj9p
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785782377
Label
When victory is not an option : Islamist movements in Arab politics, Nathan J. Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-252) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Partially political movements in semiauthoritarian systems -- Running to lose? : elections, authoritarianism, and Islamist movements -- Beyond analogy mongering : ideological movements and the debate over the primacy of politics -- The model and the mother movement -- The model in practice in four semiauthoritarian settings -- Can Islamists party? : political participation and organizational change -- Ideological change : flirtation and commitment -- Arab politics and societies as they might be -- Islamist parties and Arab political systems as they are
Control code
785782377
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801463891
Lccn
2019724579
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4sj9p
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785782377

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