Political Parties in the Arab World Continuity and Change

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-04-01
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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Author Biography

Francesco Cavatorta is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Université Laval, Québec, Canada. He is author of The International Dimension of the Failed Algerian Transition: Democracy Betrayed? (2009), editor of State-Society Relations Under Authoritarian Constraints (2012) and co-editor of Civil Society Activism in Syria and Iran (2013).

Lise Storm is Senior Lecturer in Middle East Politics at the University of Exeter. She is author of Party Politics and Prospects for Democracy in North Africa (2013) and Democratisation in Morocco: The Political Elite and Struggles for Power in the Post-Independence State (2007).

Table of Contents

Introduction: why parties matter by Lise Storm and Francesco Cavatorta

Part 1: Comparative perspectives
1. Parties and elections in the Arab World: continuity and change by Lise Storm and JNC Hill
2. The institutionalization of Islamist Political Parties by Anass El Kyak
3. Salafi parties: a contradiction in terms? by Zoltan Pall
4. The Arab left before and after the uprisings by Laure Guirguis
5. What are secular parties in the Arab world? by Anne Wolf

Part 2: Country studies
6. Iraq: party politics and authoritarian robustness by Myriam Benraad
7. Post-Gaddafi Libya: resisting a conventional party system by Amir Kamel
8. Societal Cleavages, Proto-Parties and Parliamentary Politics in the GCC States: The Cases of Bahrain and Kuwait by Hendrik Kraetzschmar and Luciano Zaccara
9. Women, democracy and political participation. The case of North Africa by Loes Debuysere
10. Why did the Tunisian and Egyptian Youth Activists fail to Build Competitive Parties by Mohammad Yaghi
11. Tribes and political parties in the contemporary Arab world: a reassessment by Larissa Alles
12. Resistance Parties. Hizbullah as an armed political movement by Adham Saouli
13. Parties in conflict? Party politics in Palestine by Manal Jamal

Conclusion and perspectives by Lise Storm and Francesco Cavatorta

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