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Religion and DemocratizationFraming Religious and Political Identities in Muslim and Catholic Societies$
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Michael D. Driessen

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199329700

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329700.001.0001

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Religion and Democratization in Algeria

Religion and Democratization in Algeria

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Religion and Democratization
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Michael D. Driessen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329700.003.0006

This chapter tests the causal logics of the theory through an in-depth case study of religiously friendly democratization in Algeria between 1988 and 2012. It considers the historical backdrop to the democratization process and then analyzes the evolution of the political religious movement in Algeria, considering, in particular, the experience of Mafoud Nahnah’s Mouvement de la societé de la Paix(MSP) and Abdallah Djaballah’s parties of Ennahdaand Islah. It then considers how religiously friendly democratization has affected the religious life of contemporary Algeria, as indicated in the country’s evolving profile of religiosity and religious authority.

Keywords:   Algeria, Mafoud Nahnah, MSP, Djaballah, Ennahda, Islah

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