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Islamism and liberalism in the Arab world: some theoretical remarks
Uriya Shavit and Ofir Winter

Islamist movements to capture power in Arab lands. Islamists use the historical narrative of the ‘cultural attack’ (al-ghazw al-thaqafi) or the ‘ideological attack’ (al-ghazw al-fikri) to explain both these failures. It is a conspiracy theory that offers an alternative interpretation to conventional historiographies and portrays the West as a cohesive entity behind an ongoing assault against the Muslim world. According to this theory, adopted by Hasan al-Banna, accepted by his successors and rooted in modernist-apologetic writings, Europe realized, following the defeat

in Zionism in Arab discourses
John Anderson

we have seen, the previous century had seen extensive discussion of the issues of participation, consent, toleration and constrained government. During this period there had emerged in European towns an array of guilds and associations representing trades and interests in which consultative decision-making was the norm. And in England there had clearly developed an implicit understanding that monarchs required some form of consent from their subjects in order to legislate. Nonetheless, the radical intellectual and theological changes initiated by the reformers

in Christianity and democratisation