Islamism and Political Legitimacy: A Comparative Study of Three Parties
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Patterson, Sarah R.
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This paper comparatively studies the theories of political legitimacy of three Islamist parties—the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, al-Nahda (or Ennahda) in Tunisia, and Hamas in Palestine. Using Max Weber’s ideal types of legitimate authority as a means of analysis, I explore how these parties negotiate the tensions within their theories of legitimation. This paper also provides insights about the false dichotomy between Islamism and democracy. Pre-Arab Spring time frame.
Franklin and Marshall College Archives, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2013
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