Lebanon: The Politics of Frustration - The Failed Coup of 1961

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Routledge, Jan 11, 2013 - History - 240 pages
Lebanon examines the ideological, political and social underpinnings of the attempted coup against General Chihab's government in Lebanon in 1961. The author analyzes the role of the Syrian Socialist Nationalist Party, the history of the army in Lebanon and it role in Lebanese politics and the impact of the coup on Lebanese political life. This book provides an extraordinary insight into the mechanisms of military coups in the Arab world and will be of interest to students and researchers of the history and politics of the Middle East.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The coup detat in theory and practice
7
SSNPLebanese state relations19351958
29
SSNPLebanese state relations under Chehab
48
The Lebanese military under Chehab
70
The Lebanese polity under Chehab
98
A reconstruction
119
7 The effects of the abortive coup on Lebanon
135
8 The effects of the plot on the SSNP and the military conspirators
147
Conclusion
162
Notes
170
Selected bibliography
212
Index
224
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Adel Beshara studied Economics at La Trobe University and Political Science at the University of Melbourne. He received his Ph.D in History in 2002 from the University of Melbourne where he is also a teacher and a Fellow of the Department of History. His previous publications include Syrian Nationalism: An Inquiry in to the Political Thought of Antun Sa'adeh (1995), and several articles in leading journals on the Middle East.

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