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Polity And Society In Contemporary North Africa

1st Edition

By I. William Zartman, William Mark Habeeb, I William Zartman


285 pages

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pub: 2019-09-27
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In the twenty-five years since the last comprehensive book on state and society in North Africa was published, the nations of the Maghrib have undergone profound social, political, and economic changes. In this book, the foremost U.S. specialists on the region and a number of prominent Maghribi scholars analyze the transformations in North Africa since independence and examine current trends that will shape the region in the future.

Table of Contents

Preface -- History and Politics -- The Historical Context -- The Second Stage of State Building -- Political Parties -- Society and Economics -- Alienation of Urban Youth -- Islam and the State -- Demographic Pressures and Agrarian Dynamics -- Economic Crisis and Policy Reform in the 1980s -- Local Societies -- Foreign Relations -- The Arab Maghribi Union and the Prospects for North African Unity -- The Maghribi States and the European Community -- The United States and North Africa -- 15/21: The Maghrib into the Future -- Political Parties in North Africa -- Economic and Demographic Tables

About the Authors

I. William Zartman, is director of African studies at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. William Mark Habeeb, formerly director of programs and research at the Middle East Institute, is an international economic and political consultant based in Washington, D.C.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies