Sovereign Creations: Pan-Arabism and Political Order in Syria and Iraq

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Cornell University Press, 1996 - Political Science - 286 pages
"Mufti's detailed reconstruction of unity plans defies many conventional beliefs about modern Arab political history. In particular, he challenges the perception that a radical populist attachment to anti-Americanism, anti-Zionism, and pan-Arab ideology determined the behavior of Syrian and Iraqi leaders during the 1950s and 1960s. Instead, using Arab political memoirs, interviews with important players in Syrian and Iraqi politics, and recently declassified U.S. documents, he shows how domestic power calculations dominated the actions of Ba'thists and Nasserist elites. He demonstrates, moreover, that their interests often converged with those of the United States, making them beneficiaries of active Amercian support." --book jacket.
 

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Contents

19201954
17
19201936
25
19541967
61
19641967
168
Legacies of the Praetorian Era
182
19501970
185
19451970
188
The PostUnionist State in Iraq and Syria
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Assads State
231
Conclusion
253
19461970
256
After 1970
258
Syrian and Iraqi trade with Arab countries as percent of total trade
263
Index
277
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Malik Mufti is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Tufts University.

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