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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-2111–126 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.000007
Published: 01 March 2018
... political expansion in parliament. The Brotherhood entered into a coalition with other Islamist parties including two Salafist parties, forming an Islamist bloc, but their experience ended with their removal from power and significant changes in the structure of the Brotherhood. Based on the political...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13123–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.23
Published: 01 March 2020
... the people to rule through his implementation of a “for the people” ideology after his coup succeeded in overthrowing the Sanussi monarchy. However, in practice, Qaddafi decided to make everyone subordinate to his rule and power. In effect, he ensured that no other coup or upheaval would occur to...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 103354–371 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1353791
Published: 01 July 2017
...Degang Sun In the 21st century, conflicts in the Middle East can generally be classified into four types, namely: conflicts between outside powers and Middle Eastern countries; between Middle Eastern countries themselves; between different political parties and religious sects within a sovereign...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 103372–391 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1341600
Published: 01 July 2017
... CONTEMPORARY ARAB AFFAIRS 385 power in order to put the first elected civilian head of state in power. With that, Mauritania became a showcase model of democracy, touted in the West even before the Arab world, being praised as a shining example of political equality through democratic means, where the people...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2014; 7154–81 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2013.869991
Published: 01 January 2014
... mobilizing religious followers and devotees. This excess of political power is based on the definition of Imarat al-Mu'mineen (Commandment of the Faithful) or the Caliphate common in religious jurisprudence. This definition was coined by Ibn Khaldoun, and may be translated as: ‘making people abide by the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 1313–22 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.3
Published: 01 March 2020
... politics and the economy. In 1975, Lebanon witnessed a major war that lasted for fifteen years, and a new political system emerged in 1989, dubbed the Ta’ef Accord. The new constitutional arrangement, also known as the “second republic,” transferred major powers to the Muslims. Under the new republic...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 131128–138 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.128
Published: 01 March 2020
... not be ignored. In short, the complex reality resulting from Syria’s geostrategic position and conflicting interests of regional and international powers since the first year of the outbreak of the Syrian crisis marginalized whatever role the opposition leaders could play. As a result, Syria...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 131105–122 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.105
Published: 01 March 2020
... communities” are not automatically created structures. Rather, they are an outcome of dynamic and positive relations amongst power, ideas, intensive interactions, and social learning. They also result from the activities of the main actors (political elites, individuals as well as global and regional...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13186–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.86
Published: 01 March 2020
... instead challenge them in an attempt ultimately to replace them. The starting point of this debate is, as suggested by Christian Reus-Smit, “a fear that as power shifts to the East, non-Western great powers will seek to reshape international order according to their own values and practices” ( Reus-Smit...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13169–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.69
Published: 01 March 2020
... security in Algeria 1954–1962” ( Jauffret 2000 , 333). There is an utter rejection of describing what happened as a revolution and the will of the people to liberate themselves from colonialism. When Minister of Defense and Vice President Houari Boumedienne seized power following a coup d’état in July...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13146–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.46
Published: 01 March 2020
... the legitimate state boundary and became the real actors, polarizing politics and society while rendering any political dialogue ineffective, especially when confined to exclusionary power-sharing arrangements. Official bodies remain weak and divided, while peripheral actors reject/resist submitting...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 1243–16 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.3
Published: 01 December 2019
... transformations the Gulf States have undergone, the entire society is still governed by a system of traditional sociocultural patterns that determine the position and status of individuals and group quotas in the power structure. Although the original affiliations of people are prone to change, they continue to...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12483–103 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.83
Published: 01 December 2019
.../interview-mohamed-elbaradei/ Ghonim , Wael. 2012 . Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People is Greater than the People in Power: A Memoir . Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt . Hadenius , Axel, and Jan Teorell. 2007 . “ Pathways from Authoritarianism .” Journal of Democracy 18 ( 1...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12437–60 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.37
Published: 01 December 2019
... 0.138. This means that the independent variable (TV exposure) was able to predict 13 percent of the changes in the dependent variable (tribal identity); the beta-coefficient B = .618. As for the explanatory power of this model, the f -value was 46.905, which was statistically significant at a level...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 124121–140 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.121
Published: 01 December 2019
..., around the time of World War I and immediately after it. In fact, the concepts of “race,” “class,” “religion,” and “color” do have boundaries between each other. Each concept can be treated independently. However, “Power discrepancy” between states and groups has made it possible for those who...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12417–36 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.17
Published: 01 December 2019
... prominent; and to expand the scope of the law and grant (parliament) new powers, thereby allowing it to undertake its representative, legislative, and regulatory functions. To use an elected government that reflects the will of the people through the ballot box and enjoys the confidence of the majority...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 124165–172 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.165
Published: 01 December 2019
... and 1911, when Italian troops invaded the Turkish province of Libya in the face of the declining power of the Ottoman Empire vis-à-vis the increasing Western colonial powers, particularly the French troops who seized control of Algeria in 1830 and Tunisia in 1881, and the British troops who took over...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12461–82 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.61
Published: 01 December 2019
... reality, or is it a dream that will never come true as long as man is man? What makes this question even more complicated to answer is that people, including Europeans, often rely on a narrow definition of democracy, as a set of guarantees that leaders will not come to power against the will of the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 124156–164 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.156
Published: 01 December 2019
... separation of state from the religion that has custody over it. He recalls the speech of Vicket (1762–1814) on freedom of expression, free thinking, and the necessity of separating powers, and the recognition of universal human rights. As the researcher concludes his chapter on the religious question in the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12383–98 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123005
Published: 03 September 2019
... third section examines the exercise of sovereignty through it. The concept of political power in the Moroccan political system, based on the exclusion of intermediaries between the king and the people (the shepherd and the parish), makes the elected institutions play a secondary representative...