The politicisation of Islam : a case study of Tunisia /
Mohamed Elhachmi Hamdi.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1998.
xiii, 204 p. ; 24 cm.
0813334586 (alk. paper)
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Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1998.
0813334586 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-195) and index.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
System of Translation and Transliterationp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The Emergence of the Tunisian Islamic Movementp. 7
Economic and Political Factorsp. 7
Religious and Cultural Factorsp. 12
The Movement's First Foundersp. 16
Embarking on a Missionp. 19
The Politicisation Processp. 25
Conflict on Campusp. 25
The Government's Role in the Emergence of the Movementp. 28
The Impact of the Liberal Experimentp. 30
The Iranian Factorp. 33
Secrecy: The Benefits and Costsp. 34
The Discovery of the Secret Organisationp. 36
The Creation of the Political Partyp. 38
Islamists v. Bourguiba 1981-1987p. 41
The First Confrontation, 1981-1984p. 43
The Truce of 1984-1986p. 49
The End of Bourguiba's Erap. 53
Islamists v. Ben Ali 1987-1993p. 61
The Strategy of the New Presidentp. 63
Ben Ali Against the Islamistsp. 67
The Panic of the Islamistsp. 71
The Basis for a "Political" Islamp. 75
The Party of Islamp. 75
The Meaning and Implications of Jahiliyyap. 78
The "Muslim" and the "Islamist"p. 81
Islamism or Fundamentalism?p. 83
The Principle of Comprehensivenessp. 88
Islam and Secularismp. 90
The Islamists' Islamic Statep. 101
The Evolution of Ghannouchi's Political Thoughtp. 102
Islamic Democracyp. 103
The Implications of Trusteeshipp. 105
Basic Human Rights in Islamp. 107
The People's Authorityp. 109
The Status of Non-Muslimsp. 115
A Note on Tunisian Modernismp. 120
The Response of Tunisian Elitesp. 123
The Implications of the Islamists' Programmep. 126
The Question of Originalityp. 127
Issues of Identity and Westernisationp. 135
Islam, Arabism, and Tunisian Identityp. 140
The Role of Mzalip. 143
The Fight Against Westernisationp. 145
Signing the National Pactp. 156
Conclusionp. 163
Appendixesp. 175
Bibliographyp. 191
Indexp. 197
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