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Author Wickham, Carrie Rosefsky, 1962-

Title The Muslim Brotherhood : evolution of an Islamist movement / Carrie Rosefsky Wickham


 McDonald 3rd Floor  BP10.I385 W53 2013    AVAILABLE
Call # BP10.I385 W53 2013
Descript xviii, 360 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-345) and index
"The Muslim Brotherhood has achieved a level of influence nearly unimaginable before the Arab Spring. The Brotherhood was the resounding victor in Egypt's 2011-2012 parliamentary elections, and six months later, a leader of the group was elected president. Yet the implications of the Brotherhood's rising power for the future of democratic governance, peace, and stability in the region is open to dispute. Drawing on more than one hundred in-depth interviews as well as Arabic language sources not previously accessed by Western researchers, Carrie Rosefsky Wickham traces the evolution of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt from its founding in 1928 to the fall of Mubarak and the watershed elections of 2011-2012."-- Dust jacket flap
Contents Conceptualizing Islamist movement changes -- The Brotherhood's early years -- The Brotherhood's foray into electoral politics -- The Wasat Party initiative and the Brotherhood's response -- The Brotherhood's seesaw between self-assertion and self-restraint -- Repression and retrenchment -- The Brotherhood and the Egyptian uprising -- Egypt's Islamist movement in comparative perspective -- The Muslim Brotherhood in (Egypt's) transition
Subject Ikhwān al-Muslimūn -- History
Islamic fundamentalism -- History