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By James D. Le Sueur

Algeria's democratic scan is seminal in post-Cold struggle historical past. the 1st Muslim kingdom to try the transition from an authoritarian process to democratic pluralism, this North African state grew to become a try case for reform in Africa, the Arab global and past. but whilst the rustic regarded absolute to develop into the world's first elected Islamic republic, there has been an army coup and the democratic technique used to be introduced sharply to a halt. Islamists declared jihad at the country and thousands of civilians have been killed within the resulting decade of nation repression.

Le Sueur exhibits that Algeria is on the very center of up to date debates approximately Islam and secular democracy, arguing that the soundness of Algeria is essential for the safety of the broader center East. Algeria due to the fact 1989 is a full of life and crucial exam of ways the destiny of 1 nation is entwined with a lot larger international issues.

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