Les mutations paradoxales de l'islamisme en Mauritanie

Translated title of the contribution: The memarphosis of Islamic activism in Mauritania

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Despite their diversity, the Islamists movements have generally evolved in a constant fashion towards political pragmatism, which suggests that it is far from being an eternal hostage of its apparent dogmatism or of the religious rigor of some of its variants. This current transformation goes hand-in-hand with movements of counter-reform. This paper aims to illustrate this trend through the trajectory of Mauritanian Islamists groups in general and the institutionalization of the main local Islamist political party in particular.

Translated title of the contributionThe memarphosis of Islamic activism in Mauritania
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)635-664
Number of pages30
JournalCahiers d'Etudes Africaines
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 2012


  • Deradicalization
  • Islamism
  • Islamist party
  • Mauritania
  • Moderation
  • Radical ization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • History
  • Development


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