The praxis of Islamist models of citizenship in a post-Arab revolt Middle East

Implications for religious pluralism

Authored by: Mariz Tadros

Routledge Handbook of Minorities in the Middle East

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138649040
eBook ISBN: 9781315626031
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This chapter traces the vicissitudes in citizenship praxis since the Arab revolts were instigated in 2010 against the backdrop of a highly volatile regional context, with a particular emphasis on the question of religious pluralism. It first argues that minorities’ experience of both the positive expressions of citizen agency and the deterioration in rights needs to be understood in the context of changing geopolitics of the region and the major insecurities that the majority of citizens have experienced, irrespective of their majority/minority status. It proposes that despite the varied impact of the reconfiguration of the regional power politics on different ethnic and religious minorities, there was more of a universal deterioration in the quality of citizenship rights for communities who happen to be religious minorities not only in the numerical sense but in the political sense as well.

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