Morocco: The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges

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Oxford University Press, Jun 30, 2005 - History - 448 pages
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In Morocco, Marvine Howe, a former correspondent for The New York Times, presents an incisive and comprehensive review of the Moroccan kingdom and its people, past and present. She provides a vivid and frank portrait of late King Hassan, whom she knew personally and credits with laying the foundations of a modern, pro-Western state and analyzes the pressures his successor, King Mohammed VI has come under to transform the autocratic monarchy into a full-fledged democracy. Howe addresses emerging issues and problems--equal rights for women, elimination of corruption and correction of glaring economic and social disparities--and asks the fundamental question: can this ancient Muslim kingdom embrace western democracy in an era of deepening divisions between the Islamic world and the West?
 

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Simply the best book available on Moroccan politics and culture. It is hard to imagine trying to understand this fascinating country without it. Read full review

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Contents

The EverPresent Past
55
Society in Motion
121
Royal Democracy
221
The Challenges
355
Notes
381
Glossary
395
Bibliography
399
Index
405
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Marvine Howe, who has reported for The New York Times from Africa, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Balkans, began her career as a free-lance journalist in North Africa. Her first book The Prince and I was about the Moroccan independence movement. Her latest book was Turkey Today: A Nation Divided over Islam's Revival. She lives in Lexington, Virginia, works out of Oeiras, Portugal, and travels frequently in the Islamic world.

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