Fault Lines of Islamism: Negotiating Progress, Participation and Patriarchy (completed)
The project seeks to explore the tension between Islamism and political and social modernity as it is normatively understood in the West as a condition characterised by freedom, democracy and equal rights.
About the project
Thie research project takes as its point of departure an understanding of Islamism as a modern social movement for reform.
Through in-depth studies conducted in specific countries, the project aims to present new material that addresses these questions:
- How thorough is the Islamists’ adoption of democracy as a governing principle?
- What conditions the choice of violence or peaceful activism as the operational tool for recruitment?
- How do Islamists picture the role of non-Muslims in a state governed by Islamic principles?
- How do Islamists view the role of women in society and politics?
- Bjørn Olav Utvik: Islamism and Gender (Morocco and Egypt)
- Tilde Rosmer: Islamism in Israel
- Mona Abdel-Fadil: Perceptions of Marriage and Divorce in Cyber-Islam (PhD)
- Truls Hallberg Tønnessen: Islamism between Violence and Politics (Iraq and Egypt)
- Kai Kverme: Does Hizballah exercise a hegemony over Shiite Lebanon? (MA)
- Jenny Holmsen: Islamism: A Modernizing Agent on Gender Relations? A Case Study of the Algerian MSP (Mouvement de la Société pour la Paix) (MA)
Vegard G. Wennesland: The political organization of the Palestinians in Lebanon (MA)