The rise and fall of Arab presidents for life / Roger Owen.

Author
Owen, Roger, 1935- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
Description
xi, 248 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.

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The monarchical presidential regimes that prevailed in the Arab world for so long looked as though they would last indefinitely.until events in Tunisia and Egypt made clear their time was up. This book exposes for the first time the origins and dynamics of a governmental system that largely defined the Arab Middle East in the 20th century.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
The search for sovereignty in an insecure world -- The origins of the presidential security state -- Basic components of the regimes -- Centralized state systems in Tunisia, Syria, Egypt, and Algeria -- Presidents as managers in Sudan, Libya, and Yemen -- Constrained presidencies in Lebanon and Iraq after Hussein -- The monarchical security states of Jordan, Morocco, Bahrain, and Oman -- The politics of succession -- The question of Arab exceptionalism -- The sudden fall.
ISBN
  • 9780674065833 (alk. paper)
  • 0674065832 (alk. paper)
LCCN
2011045764
OCLC
758383937
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