Islam and the State in Algeria and Morocco: A Dialectical Model

  • Mary-Jane Deeb


Why are Islamic fundamentalist movements so powerful, and cohesive in their organization, their ideology, and their popular support in some parts of the Muslim world, while in others they are weaker, more fragmented, less able to mobilize support or provide a real challenge to the state? Using two countries in the Maghrib, namely Morocco and Algeria, this chapter attempts to find some answers and to make propositions that could apply not only to North Africa but also to the rest of the Arab world and perhaps beyond.


Muslim World Muslim Brotherhood Internal Contradiction Islamic State Islamic Movement 
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