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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This dissertation aims to examine the foreign policy of elected Islamist parties in Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia while in power and compare their foreign policy with non-Islamist parties from their respective countries. It seeks to answer the following questions: What is the role of democratically elected Islamist parties on the implementation of foreign policy? Does the foreign policy of Islamist parties differ from that of non-Islamist parties? Do Islamist parties apply their Islamist ideology to foreign policy? Finally, do Islamist parties in Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia share similar foreign policy approaches? The study concludes that the difference in foreign policy between Islamist and non-Islamist parties while in power was not significantly high. It also claims that while some Islamist parties do implement foreign policies that are consistent with their Islamist ideology, their foreign policy was more impacted by their respective political system and national context than their shared ideology. Additionally, the study shows that Islamist parties also are not monolithic regarding their foreign policy. Islamists parties not only have different national policies as other studies have shown, but also have distinct foreign policies that are highly influenced by their national context.
Alsabeh, Taghreed, "The Impact of Democratically Elected Islamist Governments on the Implementation of Foreign Policy: Cases of Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia" (2022). Dissertations. 3994.
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