Islamic Perspective on Democratisation between Theory and Practice: A Comparative Study of the Egyptian and the Tunisian Revolutions
Yasmine Zein Al-Abedine
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Uprising of Islamic dimension is the most important trait of political life post the Arab revolutions especially in Egypt and Tunisia. A great debate among political intellectuals focuses on its reasons and its impact on the long term inside the Egyptian and the Tunisian societies; is it an imposed or a selected alternative of the secular regime?. Parliamentary elections in Egypt (The Freedom and Justice Party "Ḥizb Al-Ḥurriya wa Al-'Adala" and The Light Party "Ḥizb Al-Nūr") and Tunisia (The Renaissance Movement Party "Hizb an-Nahḍah"), and presidential elections results in Egypt proved that is the people choice which arises the following research problem.
Paper Presented to the First graduate conference: "Perspectives from Economics and Democratisation Studies" Collaborative project between the London School of Economics and the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University “Egypt in the Arab Spring: Multidisciplinary Research Perspective” London School of Economics, London, 28 September 2012