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Multiculturalism and Minority Rights in the Arab World$
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Will Kymlicka and Eva Pföstl

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199675135

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675135.001.0001

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The Role of the Amazigh Movement in the Processes of Political Reform in Postcolonial Algerian Society

The Role of the Amazigh Movement in the Processes of Political Reform in Postcolonial Algerian Society

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(p.151) 7 The Role of the Amazigh Movement in the Processes of Political Reform in Postcolonial Algerian Society
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Multiculturalism and Minority Rights in the Arab World
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Eva Pföstl

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675135.003.0007

The Amazigh played an important role in the Algerian struggle for national liberation, but were largely excluded from postcolonial conceptions of nation-building, and have repeatedly fought for recognition since independence. The Algerian state has, in the past, been able to contain Amazigh demands to a narrowly cultural domain, leaving untouched the broader political structures and imperatives of state nationalism. But this strategy has depended on a structure of state–society relations that is being challenged by the liberalization and democratization processes of the Arab Spring. This chapter explores the potential of the Amazigh movement to be truly transformative vis-à-vis the Algerian state. It considers the potential for a process of transitional justice to improve both nation-building and minority rights. Transitional justice is sometimes viewed as an imported foreign model, but this chapter argues that it has the potential to help consolidate more inclusive relations of democratic citizenship

Keywords:   Algeria, Amazigh, nation-building, transitional justice, democratic citizenship

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