The Muslim Brotherhood: From Opposition to Power (Revised edition)

The Muslim Brotherhood: From Opposition to Power (Revised edition)

By: Alison Pargeter (author)Paperback

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In this authoritative analysis, Alison Pargeter follows the twists and turns of the Muslim Brotherhood as it battled through the years of oppression under authoritarian regimes to finally become a key and legitimate political actor. From Egypt and Syria to Tunisia and Libya, the Brotherhood and its afiliates are now faced with the complex task of transforming themselves from semi-clandestine opposition movements into legitimate political actors and, in some cases, into ruling powers. This is a fully updated edition with a new chapter covering the Arab Spring and subsequent parliamentary and Presidential elections in Egypt,and featuring revised introduction and conclusion.

About Author

Alison Pargeter is an analyst and writer specialising in North Africa and the Middle East. She has held academic positions at the University of Cambridge and Kings College, London, and is a senior associate at Menas Associates, an international research consultancy. She is the author of Libya: The Rise and Fall of Qaddafi and The New Frontiers of Jihad: Radical Islam in Europe.


Introduction Chapter One: The Egyptian Ikhwan: The Burden of Tradition Chapter Two: From Diplomacy to Arms and Back to Diplomacy: The Evolution of the Syrian Ikhwan Chapter Three: The International Tanzeem: Myth or Reality? Chapter Four: The Ikhwan in Europe Chapter Five: The Ikhwan and Violence Chapter Six: The Arab Spring: From Opposition to Power Conclusion

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780863568596
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780863568596
  • ISBN10: 0863568599
  • edition: Revised edition

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