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Rachid GhannouchiA Democrat Within Islamism$
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Azzam S. Tamimi

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195140002

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195140001.001.0001

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The Territorial State and the New World Order

The Territorial State and the New World Order

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(p.154) 6 The Territorial State and the New World Order
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Rachid Ghannouchi
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Azzam S. Tamimi

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195140001.003.0006

Democratization in the Arab region has been hindered by the modern Arab territorial state and the world order, both old and new.

An Islamic concept of state has always existed.

In its present colonial design, the Arab territorial state, which is ruled by a postcolonial elite whose interests are linked with former colonial powers, is incapable of democratization.

The world order is not only disinterested in genuine democratization but has also intervened in order to curtail such a process, as happened in Algeria.

Ghannouchi argues that two lobbies are responsible for the policy in the USA of supporting corrupt dictatorships in the Muslim world: the Zionist lobby, which is fearful for the impact of democratization on the future of Israel, and the arms lobby, weapons industrialists, and traders who are eager to maintain the sale of arms to the region.

Keywords:   Algeria, Arab territorial state, arms lobby, democratization, Islamic concept of state, Israel, United States of America, world order, Zionist lobby

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