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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (3): 65–82.
Published: 03 September 2019
...Mohamed El-Amine Ould Mohamed Ibrahim. The Mauritanian national state emerged as a questionable entity in both its historical and social legitimacy. This article considers the cliental relationship that remains within today’s Mauritanian national state and which dominates the political arena. The...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (1-2): 139–165.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Salem Sari This study attempts to reveal the futility of perceptions of the state as self-established and self-sufficient. It argues that the state can only function if it is communicated and not separated. The study criticizes social, classical, and modern theories, searching for the contents...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2014) 7 (3): 421–436.
Published: 01 July 2014
... debates about ‘freedom’, ‘state’, and ‘democracy’ are provided. * Email: zhafez@gmail.com © 2014 The Centre for Arab Unity Studies 2014 Arab Renaissance Project freedom state democracy Some Western concepts through Arab eyes: toward a new Arab epistemology Ziad Hafez* General...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2014) 7 (3): 380–397.
Published: 01 July 2014
... description of the economic conundrum of this country as well as its failure in building a ‘nation-state’. It concludes in pointing out how in the current conflicting situation the future of Sudan is being jeopardized. * Email: hayder.ibrahim.ali@gmail.com © 2014 The Centre for Arab Unity...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2014) 7 (1): 36–53.
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 (2013) 6 (4): 505–523.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Abdelilah Belkeziz Through an examination of the different types of relationships between religion and the state, this article argues that the two extremes of this relationship – namely, the case whereby the state exploits religion and the one where it tries to banish it – ultimately lead to the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2013) 6 (3): 325–340.
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 (2013) 6 (3): 404–421.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Tarek El-Beshry According to Tariq Al-Bishri, it is not true that it is the Islamic current that controls the state in Egypt as a political project is in the process of crystallizing. His main proposal is for the three forces dominating the structure and dynamics of political life in Egypt – namely...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2013) 6 (3): 376–403.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Tawfiq Alsaif This paper tracks the relationship between religion and the state in Saudi Arabia during the past 50 years. This relationship is unique in the sense that the religious power (Wahabi) together with the ruling family (Al Sa'ud) were partners in founding the Kingdom. This cooperative...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2013) 6 (3): 358–375.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Salaheddine Jourchi This paper presents the discourse, or more often the struggle, between secularists and Islamists in Tunisia relating religion and the state within the desired democratic system. The movement of 18 October is a landmark in the efforts for constructive work between different...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2013) 6 (2): 164–171.
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...