The Struggle for the New Arab State

The Struggle for the New Arab State : Postcolonialism, Privatisation and Political Change

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The Struggle for the New Arab State shows how the wave of revolt which has shaken the Arab world since 2011 has its roots in the replacement of the postcolonial development model with neoliberalism. Samer N. Abboud tracks the implementation and impact of neoliberal policies in the Arab World, and how they created the social dislocation which triggered the uprisings. Abboud provides a sophisticated analysis of the differing experiences across the region, looking at the interplay of domestic forces, regional trends and global pressures. What emerges is a deep understanding of how previous models of power have been disrupted and created the conditions for new political and economic possibilities.The Struggle for the New Arab State is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the new climate of dissent in the Arab world, and the implications for the future of the more

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  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 135 x 215mm | 453.59g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745331742
  • 9780745331744

About Samer N. Abboud

Samer N. Abboud is Assistant Professor of International Studies at Arcadia University, Glenside, Pennsylvania and a Fellow at the Center for Syrian Studies at the University of St. Andrew's, Scotland. He is the Managing Editor of the International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi more

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Historical Perspectives on the Postcolonial State and Arab Political Economy 2. The Neoliberal State in the Arab World 3. The Anti-Normalization Campaign and Opposition to Privatization In Jordan 4. Solidere and the Reconstruction of Post-Civil War Lebanon 5. The Social Market Economy in Syria 6. Post-Occupation Economic Policy in Iraq and the Future of the Oil Sector 7. Diversification Through Financialization in the Gulf Cooperation Council 8. Algeria 9. Egypt Conclusionshow more