Post Tagged with: "Muslim Brotherhood"

10th Anniversary Interview – HA Hellyer

10th Anniversary Interview – HA Hellyer

To celebrate E-IR’s 10th anniversary we asked some of our existing interviewees two further questions reflecting on the last decade in International Relations.

Image by Qais Alsade

Hassan al-Banna: A Starting Point for Contemporary Islamic Fundamentalism

Al-Banna’s ideas of Islam’s superiority, of his conception of Islam to others, and the monopoly of the absolute truth are the first steps to judge Others as unbelievers.

Interview – Fawaz A. Gerges

Interview – Fawaz A. Gerges

Professor Gerges discusses Islam and nationalism, the way the Muslim Brotherhood contributed to radicalisation, and explains grassroots activism after the Arab Spring.

Fascism in Interwar Egypt: Islam, Nationalism and Political Modernization

Fascism in Interwar Egypt: Islam, Nationalism and Political Modernization

Fascism taught Egyptian activists how to use modern symbols and rituals in order to transform their internal political struggles, but it proved completely incompetent.

Egypt’s Failed Transition to Democracy: Was Political Culture a Major Factor?

Egypt’s Failed Transition to Democracy: Was Political Culture a Major Factor?

Why did Egypt miss the chance to build democratic governance? What does the astonishing popularity of another military strongman tell us about Egyptian politics?

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Year of Living Dangerously

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Year of Living Dangerously

It has been a difficult year for democratic Islamists across the Middle East. The past year’s events constitute a test of the Brotherhood’s commitment to democracy.

What is Political Islam?

What is Political Islam?

Regardless of the success or failure of political Islam, Muslims will seek to politicize Islam in search for cultural independence and authenticity in social structures.

Egypt’s New Constitution: A Mixed Bag

Egypt’s New Constitution: A Mixed Bag

The new Egyptian constitution is a mix of progressive and regressive elements. Its success depends on the willingness of the judiciary and military to support reforms.

Mourning, Narratives and Interactions with the Martyrs through Cairo’s Graffiti

Mourning, Narratives and Interactions with the Martyrs through Cairo’s Graffiti

Graffiti, public insult and public display of anger remain an effective way of coming to terms with a harsh and draining daily life in contemporary Cairo.

Egypt’s Crisis and Its Polarised Narratives

Egypt’s Crisis and Its Polarised Narratives

How a crisis is simplified and framed can say a lot about the strategic choices being made by certain actors, as can be seen from the polarised narratives arising out of Egypt’s crisis.

Egypt’s Popular Coup: When Follies are Committed Despite Yesteryear’s History

Egypt’s Popular Coup: When Follies are Committed Despite Yesteryear’s History

Egyptian seculars fail to comprehend the dangerous predicament they have created by inviting the military to remove a democratically elected president, jeopardising Egypt’s democratic transition.

Engendering the Arab Spring: Where Do Egyptian Women’s Rights Go From Here?

Engendering the Arab Spring: Where Do Egyptian Women’s Rights Go From Here?

Based on the approaches and opinions which have been purported thus far by the Egyptian government, it appears unlikely that gender equality in Egypt will improve any time soon.

Egypt’s Many Game-Changers: Identifying the Drivers of Change

Egypt’s Many Game-Changers: Identifying the Drivers of Change

Egypt’s political future hangs precariously in the balance. Shrouded in obscurity and uncertainty, the transitional path to a democratic, civilian state is difficult and vastly complicated.

Please Consider Donating

Before you download your free e-book, please consider donating to support open access publishing.

E-IR is an independent non-profit publisher run by an all volunteer team. Your donations allow us to invest in new open access titles and pay our bandwidth bills to ensure we keep our existing titles free to view. Any amount, in any currency, is appreciated. Many thanks!

Donations are voluntary and not required to download the e-book - your link to download is below.