Over-stating the Arab State: Politics and Society in the Middle East
Bloomsbury Academic, 31 dic 1995 - 320 pagine
Why is it that even though they all call themselves Arab, there are actually twenty disparate Arab states? Why have these states engaged in numerous attempts at political unification, each of which has ended in failure? Although the rhetoric of politics in most countries is based on broad, universalist ideas such as nationalism or socialism, why have actual ruling castes been so narrowly based and non-representative? These are some of the questions that inform this comparative study of politics and the role of the state in Arab world, and make this a key textbook for students of Middle East politics, political theory and political economy.
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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 AraboIslamic
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