This article examines the change in the discourse of the Muslim Brothers in Egypt regarding the model of a civil state. It outlines a transition in the doctrine of the movement from an all-Islamic state to a modern nation state with Western norms and institutions. The paper traces milestones in the process that led to the acceptance of the civil model into the Muslim Brothers’ rhetoric and political platform albeit a creative interpretation of the concept. Due to the movement's inconsistency and vagueness using this vision, the article focuses on the post-Mubarak era and the Morsi administration in order to test this shift in practice.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Middle Eastern Studies|
|State||Published - 2 Nov 2017|
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Cultural Studies
- Sociology and Political Science