Minorities and the State in the Arab World

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Ofra Bengio, Gabriel Ben-Dor
Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999 - Social Science - 224 pages
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This text offers a comprehensive discussion of minorities and ethnic politics in eight Arab countries. Focusing on the strategic political chaos made by minorities, majorities and regimes in power, the authors point to probable future developments in majority-minority relations in the region.
 

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Contents

Nationalism in the Making?
31
Egypts Coptic Pandoras
53
A NonMuslim Minority
73
Demographic Majority
91
The Maronites of Lebanon
111
Class and Religious Protest
171
Conclusion
184
Selected Bibliography
207
The Contributors
217
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