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Suicides, islam et politique : retour sur les événements de Tunisie

Abstract : The revolts rocking the Maghreb were set off by a surge of suicides that greatly perplexed Islamic authorities. Were they a symptom of secularization, or even of a radical transgression of a Koranic prohibition ? Because of what they reveal about the condition of the societies in the majority Muslim world, the events in Tunisia, followed by those in Egypt, constitute an upheaval comparable in scale to the Iranian revolution of 1979. Overwhelmed by popular initiatives aimed at challenging "injustice", the religious authorities - Sunni as well as Shiite - have revealed internal disagreements. The unease is all the greater because of the fact that since the end of the eighteenth century the elites in these societies, with varying degrees of constraint in the various authoritarian regimes imposed from within or from outside, have vainly sought to agree on the configuration of the desirable polity
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Dominique Avon. Suicides, islam et politique : retour sur les événements de Tunisie. La vie des idées, La Vie des Idées, 2011, [8] p. ⟨halshs-00623735⟩



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