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Beyond Quietism: Party Institutionalisation, Salafism, and the Economy

17 mai 2020

Francesco Cavatorta et Valeria Resta (Universita La Sapienza) ont publié un article dans la revue Politics & Religion.

Breaking with a long tradition of political quietism, many Salafis in Tunisia and Egypt decided to found political parties and participate in competitive elections after the collapse of the regime. In doing so, they had to present  a political program to voters, including policy proposals on economic issues. The article examines how Salafi parties dealt with economic policy-making and finds that they reluctantly engaged with it, offering contradictory and naïve policies meant to pander to the electorate. Policy-making preferences and positions on economic issues are employed to look at the degree of party institutionalization Salafi parties have.

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