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The state in North Africa (2020)

after the Arab uprisings

in: The comparative politics and international studies series

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Abstract

Ever since independence, revolts and riots in North Africa have structured relations between society and the state. While the state has always managed to restore order, the unexpected outbreak of the Arab Spring revolts has presented a real challenge to state stability. Taking a long-term historical perspective, this book analyses how public authorities have implemented policies to manage the Maghreb's restive societies, viewed at first as 'retrograde' and then as 'radicalised'. National cohesion has been a major concern for post-colonial leaders who aim to build strong states capable of controlling the population. Historically, North African nations found colonial oppression to be the very bond that united them, but what continues to hold these communities and nation-states together after independence?

Languages

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

9780197520796

Pages

221

DOI

10.1093/oso/9780197506547.001.0001

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