Owen, Roger, 1935-

The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life / Roger Owen. - Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012. - xi, 248 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-226) and index.

The search for sovereignty in an insecure world -- The origins of the presidential security state -- Basic components of the regimes -- Centralized state systems in Tunisia, Syria, Egypt, and Algeria -- Presidents as managers in Sudan, Libya, and Yemen -- Constrained presidencies in Lebanon and Iraq after Hussein -- The monarchical security states of Jordan, Morocco, Bahrain, and Oman -- The politics of succession -- The question of Arab exceptionalism -- The sudden fall.

9780674065833 (alk. paper)


Presidents--History.--Arab countries
Presidents--History.--Middle East
Monarchy--Arab countries.
Monarchy--Middle East.
Authoritarianism--Arab countries.
Authoritarianism--Middle East

Arab countries--Politics and government--1945-
Middle East--Politics and government--1945-
Arab countries--Kings and rulers.
Middle East--Kings and rulers.

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