Europe, the USA and Political Islam: Strategies for by Michelle Pace

By Michelle Pace

This book provides a study of the makes an attempt through the united states and ecu to increase significant political family members with Islamist pursuits within the center East and Balkans. The members draw on huge learn on Islamist events and activities and Western coverage in the direction of them during the last decade.

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22. EU Democracy Promotion Rethought: The Case of Egypt dialogue staff at the foreign ministries in Europe do not have clearly outlined mandates or directives, leaving most activities to the “common sense” and priorities of the diplomats in charge’ (2009, p. 10). Mohamed Mahdi Akef, the group’s Supreme Guide, issued a statement on 4 January 2009 saying that ‘the attitudes of the Arab regimes are marked by a shameful silence and passivity, if not support and conniving with the enemy’. php, date accessed 21 December 2009.

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27 The government bodies respond to these inquiries, initiating internal investigations in a number of cases and embarking on disciplinary measures against police officers in a number of others. 28 As for the projects’ beneficiaries, the bulk of the EU’s democracy promotion budget is dispensed by the three quasi-official National Commissions – National Council for Women, National Council for Childhood and Motherhood and National Council for Human Rights. While endorsing the importance of engaging governmental officials in a dialogue on human rights, there is very little evidence that this process is a democratizing one per se.

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