Has Political Islam Failed In Algeria?

The question whether Political Islam has failed or not due to the
internal structure of the Islamic political movement, in either Algeria or any
other country in the Islamic World, is an important question for the analysis of
the politicized Islamic phenomena. Olivier Roy sees the movement as a failure,
not only in Algeria but also in the whole area from Casablanca to Tashkent, the
movement has resulted in failure due to many reasons that are seen as common
among all the divisions of the movement regardless of their different socio-
economic and political background that are more or less responsible of the
generation of such movements. The Algerian case is the best case one can see ...

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population that is up to 3%, thirty percent
of the Gross National Product used to go to service the payment of the national
debt . This, of course, resulted in the decline of the growth rate of the GNP.
What made it even worse is the fall of natural gas revenues during the 1980's. “
In the days after the dual fall of the price of oil and the value of the dollar,
the demographic expansion had pushed the GNP's growth curve below the horizontal
for the first time in years. ”

Such economic conditions were very much responsible for the instability
and the weakening of the legitimacy of the FLN government. “The plummeting of
oil prices in the 1980's combined with the mismanagement of Algeria's highly
centralized economy brought about the nation's most serious economic and social
since the early days of independence. ” Housing conditions were extremely bad
and it was normal for the average citizen to live in one room with six other
people. The economic frustration was a general of ...

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own benefit since most of the rich Algerians
were practically either government officials or having strong connections with
the authority. Thus, the economic reform fired back on the FLN.

Meanwhile, there was another severe problem that affected the countries
domestic politics; the problem of identity. As a French colony under the French
authority, prior independence, Algeria suffered what Arab writers and
journalists call “farnasah” which means Frenchization of Algeria. This is what
is noticeably seen in most if not all French colonies. Spencer mentions that “
Largely -but not exclusively- because of the colonial legacy of France, language
has been politicized since independence ...

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