Islamism in Mauritania and the narrative of political moderation

Auteur(s): Cavatorta, Francesco; Ojeda García, Raquel
Résumé: The rise of Islamism following the Arab Spring has renewed interest in the democratic credibility of Islamist parties and movements. Focusing on the case of Mauritania’s Islamists this article analyses the validity of the moderation hypothesis and argues that for some Islamist parties, moderation, when historically situated, has always been a key trait. The case of Mauritanian Islamism is interesting because it takes place within an intellectual and geographical place that straddles both the Arab world and sub-Saharan Africa, therefore providing insights on how Islamism has become an influential ideological framework in both worlds, that are much less separate than superficially believed.
Type de document: Article de recherche
Date de publication: 8 mai 2017
Date de la mise en libre accès: Accès restreint
Version du document: VoR
Lien permanent: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/15244
Ce document a été publié dans: Journal of Modern Africa Studies, Vol. 55 (2), 301-325 (2017)
https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022278X17000039
Cambridge University Press
Autre version disponible: 10.1017/S0022278X17000039
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