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Contentious politics in the Middle East : political opposition under authoritarianism

Author: Holger Albrecht
Publisher: Gainesville, Fla. ; Tallahassee, Fla. ; Tampa, Fla. : University Press of Florida, cop. 2010.
Series: Governance and international relations in the Middle East.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Scholarship examining the governments in the Middle East and North Africa rarely focuses on opposition movements, since those countries tend to be ruled by a centralized, often authoritarian government. However, even in an oppressive state, there are civil society and oppositional forces at work. The contributors to Contentious Politics in the Middle East reveal how such forces emerge and are manifested in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Holger Albrecht
ISBN: 9780813034744 0813034744
OCLC Number: 758725635
Description: 1 vol. (X-252 p.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Contentious Politics, Political Opposition, and Authoritarianism --
PART I. Approaching Contentious Politics under Authoritarianism. 1. Political Opposition and Arab Authoritarianism: Some Conceptual Remarks --
2. The Discreet Appeal of Authoritarianism: Political Bargains and Stability of Liberal Authoritarian Regimes in the Middle East --
3. Political Opposition in the Islamic Tradition: A Historical Perspective --
PART II. Political Opposition in Civil Society. 4. Show Me the Money! Opposition, Western Funding, and Civil Society in Jordan and Lebanon --
5. Opposition Alliances under Electoral Authoritarianism: The United National Front for Change in Egypt's 2005 Parliamentary Elections --
PART III. The Islamist Quest: Between Opposition, Resistance, and Inclusion. 6. Questioning Power, Mobilization, and Strategies of the Islamist Opposition: How Strong is the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan? --
7. Explaining Shifts in Syria's Islamist Opposition --
8. Islamist Engagement in Contentious Politics: Kuwait and Bahrain --
PART IV. Contention and Opposition within Authoritarian Regimes. 9. Opposition within the State: Governance in Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia --
10. Remaking Lebanon after Syria: The Rise and Fall of Proxy Authoritarianism --
Concluding Remarks: Opposition in Support of the Arab State, Revisited.
Series Title: Governance and international relations in the Middle East.
Responsibility: edited by Holger Albrecht.
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Reveals how civil society and oppositional forces emerge and are manifested in non-democratic states across the Middle East. In most cases, the essays offer a comparative perspective, highlighting  Read more...

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