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The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life / Roger Owen.

By: Owen, Roger, 1935-
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012Description: xi, 248 p. : ill., map ; 22 cmISBN: 9780674065833 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Presidents -- Arab countries -- History | Presidents -- Middle East -- History | Monarchy -- Arab countries | Monarchy -- Middle East | Authoritarianism -- Arab countries | Arab countries -- Politics and government -- 1945- | Middle East -- Politics and government -- 1945- | Arab countries -- Kings and rulers | Middle East -- Kings and rulers | January2013 | Authoritarianism -- Middle EastDDC classification: 352.2309174927
Contents:
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.
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THe Middle East Observer 352.2309174927 OWE (Browse shelf) 001341 Available 000027968
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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.

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