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The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life

With a New Afterword

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$21.00 • £16.95 • €19.00

ISBN 9780674735378

Publication Date: 11/24/2014


282 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches


  • Preface
  • Map: Arab States Showing Type of Government as of 31 December 2010
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Search for Sovereignty in an Insecure World
  • 2. The Origins of the Presidential Security State
  • 3. Basic Components of the Regimes
  • 4. Centralized State Systems in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, and Algeria
  • 5. Presidents as Managers in Libya, Sudan, and Yemen
  • 6. Constrained Presidencies in Lebanon and Iraq after Hussein
  • 7. The Monarchical Security States of Jordan, Morocco, Bahrain, and Oman
  • 8. The Politics of Succession
  • 9. The Question of Arab Exceptionalism
  • 10. The Sudden Fall
  • Conclusion
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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