Over-Stating the Arab State: Politics and Society in the Middle East
This study of politics and the role of the state in the Arab world is aimed at students of Middle East politics, political theory and political economy. Ayubi's main objective is to place the Arab world within a theoretical framework that avoids both "orientalist" and "fundamentalist" insistence on the utter peculiarity and uniqueness of the region. He focuses on eight countries, and deals with such issues as the emergence of social classes, corporatism, economic liberalization and the relationship between state and civil society.
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The state in comparative perspective
The Arabs and the issue of the state
Modes of Production and the Origins of the AraboTslamic
Early Islamic Arabia and the nomadicconquestal mode
The Umayyads and the lineageiqtai symbiosis
The articulation of modes of production in the historical
Politics and ideology in the historical AraboTslamic state
Development Versus Control
Is the Arab
Domestic versus international stimuli
Arab liberalisations in comparative perspective
A colonial mode of production?
State formation in Egypt
State formation in the Levant
Territorial or PanArabist?
The politics of economic adjustment
Is the Civil Society Striking Back?
theStrong theHardand theFierce
Abu Dhabi activities administration agricultural Algeria alliance Arab countries Arab World army articulated autonomy Ayubi bourgeoisie bureaucracy capital capitalist cent civil society colonial commercial companies concept continued corporatism corporatist coup crisis cultural democratisation domestic dominant economic Egypt Egyptian elite emergence enterprises especially etatiste European example expansion expenditure external forces foreign formation function Gramsci groups Gulf hegemony historical ideology important increasingly industrial industrialisation infitah interests investment Iraq Iraqi Islamic Islamists Kuwait labour land liberalisation mainly Mamluk ment merchants Middle East Middle Eastern military million mode of production modern modernisation movement Muhammad Muslim Nasser nationalist nomadic organisations Ottoman Pan-Arabist party policies political population populist private sector privatisation public sector reform regimes region relations represented revenues role rulers ruling Saudi Arabia social socialist structure Syria trade traditional tribal tribes Tunisia various Yemen