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The rise and fall of Arab presidents for life : with a new afterword

Author: Roger Owen
Publisher: Cambridge, Massacusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First Harvard University Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Monarchical presidential regimes in the Arab world looked as though they would last indefinitely--until events in Tunisia and Egypt made clear their time was up. This is the first book to lay bare  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Owen, Roger, 1935-
Rise and fall of Arab presidents for life, with a new afterword.
Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2015451040
(OCoLC)918941235
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Owen
ISBN: 9780674504882 0674504887
OCLC Number: 894987048
Notes: Previous edition: 2012.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 248 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
The search for sovereignty in an insecure world --
The origins of the presidential security state --
Basic components of the regimes --
Centralized state systems in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, and Algeria --
Presidents as managers in Libya, Sudan, and Yemen --
Constrained presidencies in Lebanon and Iraq after Hussein --
The monarchical security stats of Jordan, Morocco, Bahrain, and Oman --
The politics of succession --
The question of Arab exceptionalism --
The sudden fall --
Conclusion --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Roger Owen.

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