Over-stating the Arab State: Politics and Society in the Middle East

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I.B.Tauris, 31 dic 1996 - 528 pagine
The author's objective within this book is to place the Arab world within a theoretical and comparative framework that avoids both orientalist and fundamentalist insistence on the utter peculiarity and uniqueness of the region. The book focuses in detail on eight Arab countries.
 

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Sommario

a Conceptual Framework
1
2 Modes of Production and the Origins of the AraboIslamic State
38
the ColonialIndigenous Mix
86
Territorial or PanArabist?
135
Community Class and Polity
164
the Radical Populist Republics
196
the Conservative Kinordered Monarchies
224
8 CivilMilitary Relations
256
Development Versus Control
289
Is the Arab State Contracting?
329
Is the Civil Society Striking Back?
396
the Strong the Hard and the Fierce
447
Bibliography
460
Index
496
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