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North Africa : Politics, Region, and the Limits of Transformation - Yahia H. Zoubir

North Africa

Politics, Region, and the Limits of Transformation

By: Yahia H. Zoubir (Editor), Haizam Amirah-Fernandez (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st March 2008
ISBN: 9780415429214
Number Of Pages: 400

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This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the contemporary Maghreb. Made up of contributions from leading academics in the field, it highlights specific issues of importance, including international and security affairs.

With profiles of individual countries and regional issues, such as migration, gender, integration, economics, and war in Western Sahara, as well as a section dealing with international relations and the Maghreb, including US and EU foreign policy and security issues, North Africa: Politics, Region, and the Limits of Transformation is a major resource for all students of Middle Eastern Studies and North African Politics.

Industry Reviews

'This is a splendid contribution to our knowledge of recent North African developments. It is remarkably comprehensive, with excellent country surveys, region-wide and international-strategic analyses. The chapters are up-to-date, meticulously researched and sober in their conclusions. Anyone with a serious interest in North Africa -- professors, students, policy makers, businesspeople -- will find this volume indispensable.' - Michael C. Hudson, Georgetown University, USA 'This is a fine collection filled with insightful chapters by leading specialists. The volume makes an important contribution to our understanding of both recent developments and continuing trends in Arab North Africa. I recommend it highly.'- Mark Tessler, University of Michigan, USA 'A timely exploration by distinguished North African and Western scholars of the conflicts throughout the region between traditional North African regime policies of "robust authoritarianism" and popular aspirations for change. I highly recommend it.' - Ambassador Richard B. Parker, Middle East Institute, Washington DC, USA 'The editors have assembled a first-rate team of scholars of the Maghreb to address key issues of political evolution, regional dynamics, and global strategy as the states of North Africa cope with the era of the 'war on terrorism.' - Robert Mortimer, Haverford College, USA 'The volume provides a broad range of important and up-to-date information and analysis on the reality of life in the North African region. The book offers a deep and wide ranging analysis of issues relating to each of the five seperate countries and also looks at regional and international relations, including such topics as the relations between France and the Maghreb, and the politics of Berber identity in Algerian and Morocco.]...[North Africa fills a vacuum in the scholarly Maghreb literature and is a must-read for anyone wishing better to understand the region. Most of its components stand on their own and can be used in university studies.' - Yehudit Ronen, Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2010

Foreword
Introduction
The Maghreb States: The Limits of Transformation
Democratic Desires and the Authoritarian Temptation in the Central Maghreb
Policy Reforms in Algeria: Genuine Change or Adjustments?
Libya: Reforming the Economy, Not the Polity
Mauritania: Between the Hammer of Economic Globalization and the Anvil of Multiparty Factionalism
The "End of the Era of Leniency" in Morocco
Engendering Citizenship in Tunisia: Prioritizing Unity over Democracy
Regional issues in the Contemporary Maghreb
Economic Reform in the Maghreb: From Stabilization to Modernization
Emigration, Immigration, and Transit in the Maghreb: Externalization of EU Policy?
Intra-Maghrebi Relations: Unitary Myth and National Interests
Women in the Maghreb: Stereotypes and Realities
The Politics of Berber (Amazigh) Identity: Algeria and Morocco Compared
Strategic and Security Relations of the Maghreb
Rethinking Maghrebi Security: The Challenge of Multilateralism
The United States, Islamism, Terrorism, and Democracy in the Maghreb: The Predominance of Security?
Reverberations in the Central Maghreb of the "Global War on Terror"
European Policy and the Southern Mediterranean
France and the Maghreb: The End of the Special Relationship?
Spain's Policy towards Morocco and Algeria: Balancing Relations with the Southern Neighbors
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ISBN: 9780415429214
ISBN-10: 0415429218
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st March 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1

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