Algerian Islamism. Analysis of Elites and Resources in Major Political Parties and Social Movements (1990-2016)



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Bustos García de Castro, Rafael (2017) Algerian Islamism. Analysis of Elites and Resources in Major Political Parties and Social Movements (1990-2016). In Political Islam in a Time of Revolt. Islam and Nationalism . Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 206-223. ISBN 978-3-319-52833-5 (Unpublished)

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This chapter represents an analysis, from the standpoint of the sociology of power, of the resources of Islamist elites in Algeria, specifically focusing on the three most important political parties: FIS, MSP (HAMAS) and en-Nahda between 1990 and 2016. This analysis, intentionally excluding armed groups, will try to explain the fundamental differences between the former party – a true mass movement – and the other two, which are circumscribed by their grassroots support and the circular logic of their relations with power. The different origins of their elites, their grassroots supporters and above all their political strategy all throw a light on the different paths followed by these three tendencies of the Islamist movement.

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F. Izquierdo, J. Etherington and L. Feliu (eds.), Political Islam in a time of Revolt, [2017], Palgrave Macmillan, reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here:

Uncontrolled Keywords:Algeria, political Islam, Islamism, Elites, resources, Strategies, Democracy, Political parties, Social movements
Subjects:Social sciences > Political science > Political parties
Social sciences > Political science > International relations
Social sciences > Sociology > Social movements
ID Code:50554
Deposited On:20 Dec 2018 12:39
Last Modified:20 Dec 2018 12:39

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