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The Resource Guardians of the Arab state. When militaries intervene in politics, from Iraq to Mauritania, Florence Gaub

Guardians of the Arab state. When militaries intervene in politics, from Iraq to Mauritania, Florence Gaub

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Guardians of the Arab state. When militaries intervene in politics, from Iraq to Mauritania
Title
Guardians of the Arab state. When militaries intervene in politics, from Iraq to Mauritania
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Florence Gaub
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Language
eng
Summary
Guardians of the Arab state' explains clearly and concisely how and why military organisations become involved in politics across the Middle East and North Africa, identifying four key factors: a high degree of organisational capacity, clear institutional interest, a forgiving population and weak civilian control. Looking at numerous case studies ranging from Mauritania to Iraq, the book finds that these factors are common to all Arab countries to have experienced coups in the last century. It also finds that the opposite is true in cases like Jordan, where strong civilian control and the absence of capacity, interest, or a positive public image made coup attempts futile. Gaub also convincingly argues that the reasons are structural rather than cultural, thereby proving a counter-narrative to conventional explanations which look at Arab coups along religious or historical lines. In essence, the questions addressed herein lead back to issues of weak statehood, legitimacy, and resource constraints -- all problems the Arab world has struggled with since independence.0'Guardians of the Arab state' picks up where previous literature on Middle Eastern military forces dropped the debate, and provides an updated and insightful. --
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Gaub, Florence
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Civil-military relations
  • Arab countries
  • Arab countries
  • Arab countries
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Guardians of the Arab state. When militaries intervene in politics, from Iraq to Mauritania, Florence Gaub
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-255) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930797748
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 272 pages
Isbn
9781849046480
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930797748
Label
Guardians of the Arab state. When militaries intervene in politics, from Iraq to Mauritania, Florence Gaub
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930797748
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 272 pages
Isbn
9781849046480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930797748

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