Posts Tagged: 2011 revolutions

Women’s Rights in Tunisia and the Democratic Renegotiation of an Authoritarian Legacy

22May 15

Maaike Voorhoeve

Abstract: Since the 2011 revolution, Tunisia has been negotiating what it is to become, a process of rebirth in which women’s rights is key. The ongoing debates reflect a confrontation between the feminist policies of Habib Bourguiba (the first president of the Tunisian republic) and alternative notions of women’s rights. Continue reading →

A Revolution in Muslim Family Law? Egypt’s Pre- and Post-Revolutionary Period (2011-2013) Compared

20May 15

Nadia Sonneveld and Monika Lindbekk

Abstract: In the weeks following the Egyptian revolution of 2011, a group of divorced fathers rose to demand a “revolution in family law.” Portraying extant family law provisions as symbolic of the old regime and as deviating from the principles of shariʿa, their call was given prominent media attention and, in the ensuing transitional period (2011 to 2013), women’s rights and family law emerged as contentious areas in Egypt. Continue reading →

Introduction: Shariʿa in Revolution? A Comparative Overview of Pre- and Post-Revolutionary Developments in Shariʿa-Based Family Law Legislation in Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, and Tunisia

19May 15

Nadia Sonneveld

Editor’s Note: Over the next two weeks, NMES will publish a series of articles about the relationship between family law and revolution in Egypt, Tunisia, Indonesia, and Iran. Nadia Sonneveld edited this series and she also introduces it in the following article.

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United They Stand? A Study of Authoritarian Responses during the Arab Spring

23Apr 15

Julien Morency-Laflamme and Anja Brunner

Abstract: This article seeks to analyse why mass protests during the Arab Spring of 2010 did not always result in the toppling of authoritarian leaders and why in some cases it actually led to the reinforcement of certain authoritarian regimes. Continue reading →

From the Mosque to the Polls: The Emergence of the Al Nour Party in Post-Arab Spring Egypt

7Aug 14

Laurence Deschamps-Laporte

Abstract: In this paper, I examine the rise of the Al Nour Salafi party that won 27 percent of the vote in the 2011 Egyptian parliamentary elections. I present a new explanation for their popularity based on the analysis of ethnographic data collected in Alexandria. Continue reading →

The ʿUlamāʾ and the Arab Uprisings 2011-13: Considering Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the ‘Global Mufti,’ between the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic Legal Tradition, and Qatari Foreign Policy

21Mar 14

David H. Warren

Abstract: This article aims to explore emerging trends for the Sunni religious elite and the Islamic legal tradition in the new context of the Arab Uprisings by focusing on Yusuf al-Qaradawi, arguably the most prominent of these ʿulamāʾ alive today. Continue reading →

Rebellion, Sectarian Slaughter or Civil War? Reading the Syrian Mêlée

12Jul 13

A review article by José Ciro Martínez

Texts reviewed:

Fouad Ajami, The Syrian Rebellion (Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 2012).

Samar Yazbek, A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution, trans. Max Weiss (London: Haus Publishing, 2012).

Stephen Starr, Revolt in Syria: Eye-Witness to the Uprising (London: C Hurst & Co, 2012).

Bassam Haddad, Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience (Stanford: Standford University Press, 2012). Continue reading →

Immunity to the Arab Spring? Fear, Fatigue and Fragmentation in Algeria

7Jan 13

Edward McAllister

Abstract:  Rather than asking why the Arab Spring has not spread to Algeria, a question that necessitates a comparative approach, this paper will argue that the localised protests that have become a familiar feature of Algerian life for over half a decade respond to Algerian dynamics and have continued to do so in the wake of the Arab Spring. Continue reading →

Consuming Revolution: Ethics, Art and Ambivalence in the Arab Spring

3Dec 12

Nancy Demerdash

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The Role of Israel in Ayman Nour’s Liberal Vision for Egypt

15Jun 11

Ofir Winter

Abstract: In recent years, Ayman Nour has emerged as a prominent leader of the Egyptian liberal opposition. Although Israel is not at the focus of his discourse, it is, nevertheless, not entirely ignored. This article examines Continue reading →