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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 93421–427 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1204681
Published: 01 July 2016
...Showkat Ahmad Dar The surprising rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) and its proclamation as the caliphate on 29 June 2014 imposed an obvious threat to nation-states. The continuous controversy over the nature and applicability of Islamic tenets to governmental institutions has yet to...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2009; 22319–323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550910902867728
Published: 01 April 2009
...Ziad Hafez © 2009 The Centre for Arab Unity Studies 2009 The fall and rise of the Islamic state , by Noah Feldman , Princeton, NJ , Princeton University Press , 2008 ISBN 978-0-691-12045-4 Contemporary Arab Affairs Vol. 2, No. 2, April June 2009, 319 323 ISSN 1755-0912 print...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 1133–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.113001
Published: 03 September 2018
...Hiba Khodr In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the long and checkered relationship between Islam and the West entered a new phase. The sense of suspicion and denouncement that swept through the public sphere of many European countries and the United States was accompanied by major changes...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2015; 83408–415 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1051376
Published: 01 July 2015
...Bader Al-Ibrahim Much has been written about the rise and expansion of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) – hereinafter referred to interchangeably as ISIL and ISIS – since its emergence, and analyses are being published non-stop. The facile...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2013; 64505–523 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2013.850773
Published: 01 October 2013
... pushed the idea of an Islamic state to suicidal theocratic ends. The main factor behind the ascent of Islamists to political power is the political vacuum resulting from the retreat of the left, added to absolute obstructionism in the political domain. In an attempt to redeem religion and the state in...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-2111–126 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.000007
Published: 01 March 2018
... stage of the organization’s (political party) management to a stage of state administration. Egyptian Islamist groups had no specific perception of the nature of the state, or of an applied model to implement the “Islamic state.” Although these groups had a declared project, which they had been...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2014; 7154–81 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2013.869991
Published: 01 January 2014
... decades this phenomenon has led to tragic situations in a considerable number of Islamic states, whose prospects now seem very gloomy. Second, a tight regulation of state institutions, together with constitutional guarantees of individual rights and freedoms, can prevent the manipulation of the state in...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2013; 63325–340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2013.799732
Published: 01 July 2013
...Ridwan Al-Sayyid This paper tackles the relationship between Islam and the state in light of the ongoing revolutions. It focuses on two perspectives: the Islamists' claim that the Shari'a and not the umma (community) are the source of legitimacy in the evolving regimes; and that it is the duty of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2010; 33297–333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2010.494405
Published: 01 July 2010
... religion and system in order to uncover the real dimension of their distinction. The paper is organized as follows: first, it presents seven characteristics of the Islamic state. Next, it discusses the importance of consultation ( al‐shūrā ) and the necessity of questioning the rulers in Islam. Third, the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 94596–606 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1238110
Published: 01 October 2016
...Paul Aarts; Carolien Roelants The Saudi leadership feels threatened, first of all by Shi'ite Iran, but also by the extremist Islamic State (IS), the Muslim Brotherhood and even liberal intellectuals. Low oil prices cause growing deficits, while youth unemployment remains huge. Is the House of Saud...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 94565–576 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1244901
Published: 01 October 2016
... be resolved is the key question that Iraq is facing as it prepares for an imminent defeat of the so-called Islamic State (Da'sh or ISIS). This paper traces the development of the concepts of majorities and minorities in Iraq's recent history, analyzing the factors that led to the sectarian paralysis...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2013; 62164–171 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2013.783184
Published: 01 April 2013
...Rached Ghannouchi From a historical perspective, there has always existed a distinction between the state and religion in Islam, yet no separation. Moreover, there are many types of secularism and many interpretations in Islam. The elite in Tunisia adopts the French type of secularism whereby a...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-291–109 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.00001A
Published: 01 March 2018
... für Sozialwissenschaften . Shah, Zia H . 2012 . “Libya’s Non-Islamist Call for Civil State, Reject Political Islam.” The Muslim Times , July 11. https://themuslimtimes.info/2012/07/11/libyas-non-Islamist-call-for-civil-state-reject-political-islam . Shamis, Ashur . 2016 . Email...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2011; 42174–189 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2011.569179
Published: 01 April 2011
... Science and Center for Islamic and Arabic Studies at San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA Taylor and FrancisRCAA_A_569179.sgm10.1080/17 50912 2011.569179Contemporary Arab Affairs0950-3110 (pri t)/1473-348X (online)Article2 11 & Francis4 0 002011D Fa id bdel-Nourabdelnou@m l. dsu.edu Translator s...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2014; 7136–53 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.880281
Published: 01 January 2014
...Refat Sayed Ahmad The question of the relationship between religion and the state in the Islamic world is as old as Islam itself. The experiences of Turkey and Iran during the past 30 years qualify among the most instructive applications of the relationship. In these two cases, the interaction...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2014; 73398–420 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.936122
Published: 01 July 2014
... national political stakeholders. This narrow identification excludes the state-designated religious activist groups who do not consider themselves as independent entities, i.e. interest groups and the purely proselytizing or specialized knowledge groups, such as the national schools of Shari a (Islamic law...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2012; 52279–291 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2012.672000
Published: 01 April 2012
... discussions and the current debates in Egypt and Tunisia to examine the concept of modernity3 in relation to Islam and the state. I argue that the concepts of modernity and liberal democracy are contentious in the Arab world. Traditionalists, and even modern Islamic thinkers, struggle with the concept of a...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 10193–117 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1279384
Published: 01 January 2017
... like Egypt in the 1950s placed the central institutions of Islamic learning and all their property directly under state control, while simultaneously 94 B. O. UTVIK eliminating the nascent democratic institutions that had been established by the previous generation. Part of the package was that the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2014; 7122–35 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2013.874098
Published: 01 January 2014
... perspectives on the theme. He positions these perspectives on a spectrum between two extremes: at one, he contends, the case for separation between religion and state verges on hostility to religion itself; and at the other, an exclusivist version of Islam is accorded primacy over all other considerations in...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2015; 84523–534 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1077611
Published: 01 October 2015
... the belief that Sudan should take a prominent role in Islamic revivalism. These issues have led to the isolation of Sudan at the regional and international levels and have crippled the state s ability to further its national interests. The paper explores the ongoing implications of the regime s early...