240 pages | 3 B/W Illus.
Taking Morocco as its focus, this book looks at the political change in the country since 1990. It places particular emphasis on key topics, such as civil society, human rights and reform, as vital issues for understanding the developments in the contemporary Middle East.
1. Introduction 2. Civil Society in Morocco Literature Survey 3. Civil Society and Public Sphere Under the ‘Old System’ (~1574- 1984) 4. The Pressure for Public Space (1985-1993) 5. The Consolidation and Mobilisation of Civil Society Under the ‘New System’ (1993-2002) 6. The State’s Discursive and Strategic Reactions 7. Summary and Conclusion - Civil Society, Hegemony and the Public Sphere in Morocco
Contemporary events in the Islamic world dominate the headlines and emphasise the crises of the Middle East and North Africa, yet the Islamic World is far larger and more varied than we realise. Current affairs there too mask the underlying trends and values that have, over time, created a fascinating and complex world. This new series is intended to reveal that other Islamic reality by looking at its history and society over the ages, as well as at the contemporary scene. It will also reach far further afield, bringing in Central Asia and the Far East as part of a cultural space sharing common values and beliefs but manifesting a vast diversity of experience and social order.