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Islamist Party Mobilization

Tunisia’s Ennahda and Algeria’s HMS Compared, 1989–2014

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Chuchu Zhang
    Pages 1-22
  3. Chuchu Zhang
    Pages 51-92
  4. Chuchu Zhang
    Pages 93-135
  5. Chuchu Zhang
    Pages 137-171
  6. Chuchu Zhang
    Pages 173-212
  7. Chuchu Zhang
    Pages 213-259
  8. Chuchu Zhang
    Pages 261-273
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 275-289

About this book

Introduction

This book aims to explore how Islamist parties mobilize debates, discourses, and environments in electoral authoritarian systems. Interrelating three theoretical schools, Electoral Authoritarianism Theory, Protest Voting Theory, and Political Process Theory, it adopts and expands on a demand-and-supply framework to approach the subject in a novel way, and adapts them to address North Africa, a region in which such theoretical scholarship has until now not been conducted. In-depth case studies focus on two Islamist parties in North Africa, Tunisia’s Ennahda and Algeria’s HMS, both of which adopted the Muslim Brotherhood model, had charismatic leaders, and were active in the political scene from 1989-2014, the period between their first electoral trial and their electoral participation after taking part in governance. The chapters proceed chronologically, providing a historical treatment of the evolution of Ennahda and the HMS since their inception and addressing their development in two and a half decades.

Chuchu Zhang is an Associate Professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University, China. She received her PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Her research interests are in Middle Eastern politics, terrorism, and China-Middle East relations. 

Keywords

Middle East Islamic Democracy Islamic Finance Arab Spring Populism

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of International Relations and Public AffairsFudan UniversityShanghaiChina

About the authors

Chuchu Zhang is an Associate Professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University, China. She received her PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Her research interests are in Middle Eastern politics, terrorism, and China-Middle East relations. 

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