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Author Lust-Okar, Ellen, 1966-

Title Structuring conflict in the Arab world : incumbents, opponents, and institutions / Ellen Lust-Okar
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 279 pages)
Contents The manipulation of political opposition -- Structures of contestation -- Dynamics of opposition in unified SoCs -- Opposition dynamics in divided SoCs -- Formal SoCs and informal political manipulation
Summary "This book examines how ruling elites manage and manipulate their political opposition in the Middle East. In contrast to discussions of government-opposition relations that focus on how rulers either punish or co-opt opponents, this book focuses on the effect of institutional rules governing the opposition. It argues that rules determining who is and is not allowed to participate in the formal political arena affect not only the relationships between opponents and the state, but also those between various opposition groups."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-267) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Elite (Social sciences) -- Arab countries -- Case studies.
Opposition (Political science) -- Arab countries -- Case studies.
Political participation -- Arab countries -- Case studies.
Arab countries -- Politics and government -- Case studies.
Egypt -- Politics and government -- 1970-
Jordan -- Politics and government -- 1952-1999.
Morocco -- Politics and government -- 1961-1999.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004051803
ISBN 0511081804
0511082258 (electronic bk.)
051149100X (electronic bk.)
9780511082252 (electronic bk.)
9780511491009 (electronic bk.)