Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 June 2005

448 Pages | 31 halftones, 3 maps

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195169638

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The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges

Marvine Howe

In Morocco, Marvine Howe, a former correspondent for The New York Times, presents an incisive account of the Moroccan kingdom and its people, past and present. She provides a frank portrait of the late King Hassan, whom she credits with laying the foundations of a modern state, and she highlights the pressures his successor King Mohammed VI has come under to transform the monarchy into a modern democracy. Howe addresses emerging issues--equal rights for women, the correction of glaring economic disparities--and asks the question: can this ancient Muslim kingdom embrace democracy in an era of deepening divisions between Islam and the West?