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What's really wrong with the Middle East

Author: Brian Whitaker
Publisher: London : Saqi, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whitaker examines the "freedom deficit" that affects Arabs in their daily lives: their struggles against corruption, discrimination and bureaucracy, and the stifling authoritarianism that pervades homes, schools and mosques as well as presidential palaces.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Whitaker
ISBN: 9780863566240 0863566243
OCLC Number: 416261943
Description: 384 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Thinking inside the box --
The gilded cage --
States without citizens --
The politics of God --
Vitamin W --
The urge to control --
A sea of victims --
Alien tomatoes --
Escape from history.
Responsibility: Brian Whitaker.

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Western governments see the Middle East only in terms of its impact on the West. But how do people in the Middle East view their own countries, governments and institutions? This book analyses the  Read more...

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'A passionate call for political and social change in Arab countries... and a stern critique of the status quo.' Jeremy Bowen BBC Middle East Editor One of the many merits of this book is that it Read more...

 
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