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Author Beshara, Adel.

Title Lebanon : the politics of frustration--the failed coup of 1961 / Adel Beshara
Published London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 228 pages)
Series History and society in the Islamic world
History and society in the Islamic world.
Contents The coup d'etat in theory and practice -- A legacy of frustration : SSNP-Lebanese state relations (1935-1958) -- Escalating frustration : SSNP-Lebanese state relations under Chehab -- Military frustration : the Lebanese military under Chehab -- Political frustration : the Lebanese polity under Chehab -- The 1961 coup attempt against Chehab : a re-construction -- The effects of the abortive coup on Lebanon -- The effects of the plot on the SSNP and the military conspirators
Summary "On New Year's Day, in 1962, the Lebanese people woke to the news that a 'right wing' coup against their government had been put down by the army and security forces with the loss of only five lives and a small number of wounded." "This book examines the ideological, political, and social underpinnings of the attempted coup, its causes, motives, consequences, and background. The author analyses the role of the Syrian Socialist Nationalist Party, the history of the army in Lebanon and its role in Lebanese politics, and the impact of the coup on Lebanese political life." "Lebanon provides a unique insight into the mechanisms of military coups in the Arab world and will be of interest to students and researchers of the history and politics of the Middle East."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-223) and index
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Subject Ḥizb al-Sūrī al-Qawmī al-Ijtimāʻī.
Lebanon -- History -- Attempted coup, 1961.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004050991
ISBN 1136006060 (electronic bk.)
1136006141 (electronic bk.)
9781136006067 (electronic bk.)
9781136006142 (electronic bk.)