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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Although the popular uprisings of 2011 were not driven by Islamist forces, it is the Islamist movements, and the Muslim Brotherhood in particular, that have filled the power vacuums that opened up with the collapse of the regimes of the region. How did they do it and how will they manage their new political role? 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. Including new chapters on the Brotherhood in the wake of the Arab Spring, this updated edition is the essential guide to understanding the forces shaping the Arab world today.

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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