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FY 2013/2014 Research Topic: C-16
The Society of Muslim Brothers and International Linkage of Islamic Movements

Outline

The Society of Muslim Brothers, an Islamic movement with a long history (since 1928) and an extended international network, is attracting close attention again after the so-called “Arab revolutions”, through its electoral victory in Egypt, as well as in its consolidated ties among Islamic parties in Palestine, Turkey and Tunisia. This project focus on the international dimensions of the movement of Muslim Brothers, by analyzing linkages between the Muslim Brothers and various political or religious local movements in different regions (Egypt, Palestine, Maghreb and Kuwait), which had to take into consideration regional particularities and contexts. In doing so, we will discuss the ideological and organizational impact of the movement in the Middle East, going beyond the traditional framework of domestic studies of each country.

Period

April 2013 - March 2015

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] WATANABE Shoko
[ Co-researchers ] ISHIGURO Hirotake
YOKOTA Takayuki (Associate Professor, College of International Relations, Nihon University)
NISHIKIDA Aiko
(Assistant Professor, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

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