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Owen, Roger, 1935-
The rise and fall of Arab presidents for life / Roger Owen
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012
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 3rd Floor  DS39 .O84 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Arab countries -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Middle East -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Subject(s) Presidents -- Arab countries -- History
Presidents -- Middle East -- History
Subject Arab countries -- Kings and rulers
Middle East -- Kings and rulers
Subject(s) Monarchy -- Arab countries
Monarchy -- Middle East
Authoritarianism -- Arab countries
Authoritarianism -- Middle East
Physical Description xi, 248 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-226) and index
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 Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, and Algeria -- Presidents as managers in Libya, Sudan, 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
Summary The monarchical presidential regimes that prevailed in the Arab world for so long looked as though they would last indefinitely, until events in Tunisia and Egypt made clear their time was up. This book exposes for the first time the origins and dynamics of a governmental system that largely defined the Arab Middle East in the 20th century
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