Exit, voice, and Islamic activism : organizational fracture and the Egyptian Society of the Muslim Brothers

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Title: Exit, voice, and Islamic activism : organizational fracture and the Egyptian Society of the Muslim Brothers
Author: Brooke, Steven Thomas
Abstract: Under what conditions does the Egyptian Society of the Muslim Brothers (SMB) fracture? The 1996 formation of the Wasat party by a group of former Muslim Brothers has attracted significant scholarly attention, although most studies focus on the ideological differences between the groups. By neglecting the organizational angle these studies are unable to explain why some ideological differences lead to group fracture, and why in the case of the SMB this occurred in 1996 and not before. This paper will argue that the SMB splits when high levels of state repression combine with internal organizational conflict, specifically the lack of stable, consultative internal dispute-resolution mechanisms. Empirical tests charting levels of state repression and SMB internal politics throughout the period 1981-2010, covering variation on the dependent, as well as both independent variables, strengthen the theory.
Department: Government
Subject: Muslim Brotherhood Political opposition Wasat party Egypt Islam Party politics Politics and government Gamal Abdel Nasser Islamic Action Front
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3353
Date: 2011-05

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