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Author Martini, Jeffrey, author.

Title The Muslim Brotherhood, its youth, and implications for U.S. engagement / Jeffrey Martini, Dalia Dassa Kaye, Erin York
Published Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 77 pages) : illustrations
Series Monograph / Rand Corporation
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Contents Introduction -- 2. Who are the Muslim Brotherhood youth? -- The paradox that is Muslim Brotherhood youth -- Muslim Brotherhood youth by the numbers -- The role of Muslim Brotherhood youth in the Revolution -- Generations as a unit of analysis -- National level politics -- Breakaway parties -- The university -- Conclusion -- 3. The Muslim Brotherhood's generational challenge -- How generational splits are treated in the existing literature -- The Muslim Brotherhood's own view of generational divides -- Factors driving generational splits within the organization -- The Muslim Brotherhood's response to the challenge of generational divides -- Conclusion -- 3. Engaging the Muslim Brotherhood and its youth -- Engagement in the Mubarak era -- Engagement in post-Revolution Egypt -- Rationale for engagement -- Recommendations for future engagement with the MB and its youth
Summary "Since the January 25 Revolution of 2011 that ousted Hosni Mubarak, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has emerged as a legal entity operating the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP). That party won a strong plurality in the 2011-2012 parliamentary elections as well as claiming the presidency. But while the group was one of the primary beneficiaries of the revolution, its future is clouded by serious generational divides within the organization. The MB is led by an aged leadership whose formative experience was the mihna (ordeal) of the 1960's when the state tried to stamp out the Islamist movement. This hardened the group's leaders and put a premium on secrecy and organizational security. Although individuals under the age of 35 make up a large share of the MB's membership, their participation is modeled on the principle of "listen and obey." This overbearing hierarchy has already led to splits within the MB and will continue to present challenges going forward. These youth merit attention not only as a challenge to the Brotherhood's organizational cohesion, but also as a potential conduit for expanding U.S. engagement with the group. This study presents several recommendations on how the United States can incorporate MB youth into engagement efforts, including understanding but not gaming divisions in the organization, expanding engagement beyond a handful of MB senior leaders, leveraging existing outreach programs to include MB youth, and cultivating leadership buy-in for youth engagement efforts."
Analysis United States
Muslim Brotherhood
Generation gap
International relations
Overseas item
Notes "National Security Research Division."
"MG-1247-CMEPP"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 71-77)
Notes Print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject 880-01 Jamʻīyat al-Ikhwān al-Muslimīn (Egypt) -- Political activity
880-01/(Q Jam⁽i⁺ѕyat al-Ikhwa⁺ѕn al-Muslimi⁺ѕn (Egypt) -- Political activity
Jamʻīyat al-Ikhwān al-Muslimīn (Egypt)
Muslim youth -- Political activity -- Egypt
Islam and politics -- Egypt
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Political Advocacy.
HISTORY -- Middle East -- Egypt.
Diplomatic relations
Islam and politics
Muslim youth -- Political activity
Political participation
Politics and government
Egypt -- Politics and government -- 21st century
United States -- Foreign relations -- Egypt
Egypt -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States
Form Electronic book
Author Kaye, Dalia Dassa, author.
York, Erin, author
Rand Corporation. National Security Research Division.
LC no. 2012040397
ISBN 9780833077127