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Unformatted text preview: really are How do regimes deal with Islamist Parties? • Fear that even moderate Islamist parties may resort to violence or have links to more radical or extremist groups • Recognize the strength of opposition and policies threat • Authoritarian states are in a hard position: o They do not want to completely defame and destroy Islamist parties, but they also do not want them to participate as they threaten their grip on power • Examples: o Algeria 1991 Front of National Liberation (FLN) in power FIS poised to win elections as FLN was very corrupt Army stepped in to stop FIS from taking power Civil war o Jordan 1993 Changed electoral rules at the last minute to limit IAF victory o Egypt and Morocco Main Islamist parties outlawed officially Some run as individuals Get thrown in jail...
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course PSC 001 taught by Professor Teitelbaum during the Spring '08 term at GWU.
- Spring '08
- Comparative Politics