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The new authoritarianism in the Middle East and North Africa [electronic resource] / Stephen J. King.

By: King, Stephen J. (Stephen Juan), 1961-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Indiana series in Middle East studies: Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2009Description: 1 online resource (279 p.).ISBN: 9780253004000 (electronic bk.); 0253004004 (electronic bk.); 9780253353979 (cloth : alk. paper); 0253353971 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780253221469 (paper : alk. paper); 0253221463 (paper : alk. paper).Subject(s): Middle East -- Politics and government -- 1979- | Africa, North -- Politics and government | Authoritarianism -- Middle East | Authoritarianism -- Africa, North | Democratization -- Middle East | Democratization -- Africa, North | Political culture -- Middle East | Political culture -- Africa, North | Middle East -- Social conditions | Africa, North -- Social conditions | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Fascism & TotalitarianismGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: New authoritarianism in the Middle East and North Africa.DDC classification: 320.530956 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Political openings and the transformation of authoritarian rule in the Middle East and North Africa -- Sustaining authoritarianism during the third wave of democracy -- The old authoritarianism -- The new authoritarianism -- Political openings without patronage-based privatization and single-party institutional legacies -- Transitions from the new MENA authoritarianism to democracy?
Summary: Stephen J. King considers the reasons that international and domestic efforts toward democratization have failed to take hold in the Arab world. Focusing on Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, and Algeria, he suggests that a complex set of variables characterizes authoritarian rule and helps to explain both its dynamism and its persistence.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Political openings and the transformation of authoritarian rule in the Middle East and North Africa -- Sustaining authoritarianism during the third wave of democracy -- The old authoritarianism -- The new authoritarianism -- Political openings without patronage-based privatization and single-party institutional legacies -- Transitions from the new MENA authoritarianism to democracy?

Stephen J. King considers the reasons that international and domestic efforts toward democratization have failed to take hold in the Arab world. Focusing on Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, and Algeria, he suggests that a complex set of variables characterizes authoritarian rule and helps to explain both its dynamism and its persistence.

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