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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (2): 107–135.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Sultan Tepe Sultan Tepe is assistant professor of political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2007 Politics between Market and Islam: The Electoral Puzzles and Changing Prospects of Pro...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (3): 47–60.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Ioannis Mantzikos This essay examines the Islamic movement's role in shaping Sudan's regional relations and politics, particularly in the greater Horn of Africa. The focus is on the competing foreign policies adopted by the Islamic regime in Khartoum in 1989 and the extent to which the radical...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (3): 86–101.
Published: 01 September 2005
... the resistance of Islamic civil society to state encroachment and the blurring of civil and religious authority in secular Spain. Islamist civil society and its intricate network of mosques, religious schools, health clinics, political forums, and community services constitute a fairly autonomous system...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (2): 57–75.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Umit Cizre When one takes stock of Turkey's capacities and limitations not in terms of geopolitics, Islamism, or the Kurdish question but from a sociological and political perspective focused on internal challenges and prospects, perhaps the most critical concern turns out to be the civil—military...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (2): 77–94.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of the international community triggered the rise of radical Islamic actors. This result was not simply a product of diplomatic incompetence but an indirect result of the foreign community’s different perspectives and aims during the crisis. This essay attempts to draw conclusions from the political economy...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (4): 64–82.
Published: 01 December 2014
... a significant parameter in Middle Eastern politics, highlighted by the Arab Spring that began in late 2010. Student movements in Turkey and Egypt gained momentum in the 1960, and in the 1970s Islamic discourse became increasingly popular among young activists. These youth movements operated through flexible...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (4): 13–36.
Published: 01 December 2015
... movements emerging from the revolution. Luisa Gandolfo is a lecturer in sociology at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Copyright 2015 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2015 Tunisia revolution religion political Islam politics From Authoritarian to Free State: Balancing Faith...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (3): 5–26.
Published: 01 September 2017
... third consecutive parliamentary election victory in 2011, the party has become bolder in its Islamic agenda and rhetoric. In 2012, then prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked, “Do you expect from us, as a political party with a ‘conservative democrat’ identity, to cultivate an atheist genera...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (1): 67–88.
Published: 01 March 2012
... and political parties, although they are strongly attached to democratic ideals.2 Some studies have also examined the relationship between Islamic values and democracy.3 An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Sci- ence Association, San Francisco...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (3): 52–62.
Published: 01 September 2012
... that the old dictators were more staunchly pro-­American than the new Islamic reformers. In the past, US ideals like transforming the social, political, and economic structures of the region were quaint and appealing, but spreading unrest and dangerous chaos raised horrible visions, because...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
... factor follow, among which are the politics of national hegemony; Milosevic’s “motiveless malignancy”; Germany and the recognition of Croatia and Slovenia; mistakes and lessons from Bosnia to Kosovo; the fall of Srebrenica; and war over Kosovo. Only one reference to Islam appears in the book’s...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2001) 12 (1): 100–114.
Published: 01 March 2001
... Islamic Governance in Algeria and Sudan: A Fading Quest for a Model? Giampaolo Calchi Novati and Stefano Bellucci Using a political and historical approach, we seek to review in this essay the development of an Islamic...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (4): 87–111.
Published: 01 December 2007
... Turkish regime saw the social and political influence of Islam as its most significant challenge to establish for itself a political hegemony and associated it with backwardness (irtica). From the tradition that viewed Islam as an obstacle to progress, the modernizing elites sought emancipation...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2003) 14 (2): 95–109.
Published: 01 June 2003
... assets, the Central Asian states face significant challenges of poverty, political repression, and Islamic fundamentalism. The Russian conquerors of Central Asia were interested primarily in its abundant resources. Stalin carved up the region by drawing arbitrary lines to create the five republics...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (2): 82–98.
Published: 01 June 2008
.... However, it had little resemblance to what President Bush had in mind. It was an Islamic democracy — a political arrangement under which Islam was to remain a primary force. Iraqis elected Islamic politicians whose major focus was to ensure that Islam had a central place in Iraqi life. President...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (4): 8–19.
Published: 01 December 2011
... be said to have been a regional movement, partly because pan-­Arab unity was part of the doctrine (and took organizational form in the short-­lived United Arab Republic that wedded Egypt and Syria) and partly because the movement had a leader in Nasser. Reformist political Islam has a regionwide...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2003) 14 (4): 176–191.
Published: 01 December 2003
..., destabilizing the region and providing Iran with an opportu- nity to increase its influence. Phase III: Pressing for Democratic Transformation After 11 September, American policy makers suddenly decided that much of the world’s trouble came from political Islam, forgetting that the United States...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2001) 12 (2): 8–21.
Published: 01 June 2001
... consequences of a radicalized Algeria. Given Algeria’s size, resources, and sporadic nuclear ambitions, these questions became central to discussions of Mediterranean security and policy toward political Islam, above all in Southern Europe but also...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (3): 125–128.
Published: 01 September 2009
... to this illiterate man by God, have been the model for education in Egypt and everywhere else in the Muslim world. Cochran admits that religious educa- tion has been the key to political power. Chapter three traces Islamic education from 1250 to 1882. Cochran claims that the twelfth-century Muslim leader...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (3): 122–125.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., and the Koran, supposedly revealed to this illiterate man by God, have been the model for education in Egypt and everywhere else in the Muslim world. Cochran admits that religious educa- tion has been the key to political power. Chapter three traces Islamic education from 1250 to 1882. Cochran claims...