The Muslim Brotherhood and An-Nahda after the Arab Spring

A failed project

Authored by: Alison Pargeter

Routledge Handbook of International Relations in the Middle East

Print publication date:  April  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9780415317283
eBook ISBN: 9781315229591
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315229591-24

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Abstract

One of the consequences of the Arab Spring was the catapulting to the fore of Islamist opposition movements that for decades had been operating in the shadows. The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood scored a stunning victory at the ballot box, while Tunisian Islamist movement, An-Nahda, which although not formally part of the Muslim Brotherhood was born out of the same ideological tradition, came to head up the country’s new troika government. Yet within just one year what had appeared as the dawn of a new Islamist age had been completely shattered, leaving the Egyptian brotherhood completely decimated and An-Nahda struggling to reinvent itself.

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