Nommer l’islam politique. Répertoire lexical d’un réformisme et ses réappropriations locales dans les noms de partis islamistes

Abstract : Based on a comparative study in five countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey) since the 1970s, this article studies the methods of designation of Islamist parties. While these are perceived as the representatives of religious conservatism, their names draw on lexical repertoires that are related to two forms of reformism, the Islamism of Nahda and nationalist developmentalism. Their names set out the quest for a development model whose authenticity would rely on a dual desire to implement Islamic norms at the national level and to respond to the demands of local populations. The article shows, however, how, in the absence of such an authentic model, four words from the reformist lexical repertoire (justice, development, freedom and renaissance) are used as “correcting principles”. We thus contribute to explaining how the pragmatism of political Islam is practiced according to a three-prong logic, legalism, electoral affirmation and political distinction.
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Dilek Yankaya, Clément Steuer, Hassan Zouaoui. Nommer l’islam politique. Répertoire lexical d’un réformisme et ses réappropriations locales dans les noms de partis islamistes. Mots: les langages du politique, ENS Éditions (Lyon), 2019, pp.145-163. ⟨10.4000/mots.25394⟩. ⟨hal-02315715⟩

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