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Author Owen, Roger, 1935-

Title The rise and fall of Arab presidents for life / Roger Owen.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  909.0974 OWEN    Check Shelf
Description xi, 248 pages : illustrations, map ; cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references 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 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.
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.
Subject Arab countries -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Middle East -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Presidents -- Arab countries -- History.
Presidents -- Middle East -- History.
Arab countries -- Kings and rulers.
Middle East -- Kings and rulers.
Monarchy -- Arab countries.
Monarchy -- Middle East.
Authoritarianism -- Arab countries.
Authoritarianism -- Middle East.
ISBN 9780674065833 alkaline paper
0674065832 alkaline paper
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