Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2019

240 Pages | 16

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474450676

Bookseller Code (06)

The Rise of Islamic Political Movements and Parties

Morocco, Turkey and Jordan

Esen Kirdis

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Discusses internal debates taking place within six Islamic movements in three countries
  • Compares Islamic movement behaviour across different countries and within the same country
  • Compares different Islamic movement coming from diverse Islamic trends including the Muslim Brotherhood, Salafism, Sufism and Islamic parties
  • Informed by qualitative fieldwork in Turkey, Morocco and Jordan, involving personal interviews with party/movement leaders and archival research on numerous party/movement documents and statements
  • Develops a theory of party formation in authoritarian regimes where there are no obvious benefits to party politics