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Political Islam in Algeria

by Amel Boubekeur
31 May 2007

Political Islam in Algeria

Amel Boubekeur

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The recent legislative elections of May 2007 in Algeria have shown how complex the evolution of Islamist parties is in this country and how crucial an understanding of these mechanisms has become for Europe. Since the civil war of the 1990s, Islamist parties have experienced increased political participation. Drawing on interviews with various Algerian Islamist actors, this paper analyses how Islamist parties are building a new relationship with democratic mechanisms in Europe. In light of these recent changes, a reconsideration of EU democracy promotion policies is now necessary.


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    Amel Boubekeur
    Amel Boubekeur
Political Islam in Algeria
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