Rethinking Statehood in the Middle East and North Africa: Security, Sovereignty and New Political Orders (Paperback)

Rethinking Statehood in the Middle East and North Africa: Security, Sovereignty and New Political Orders By Abel Polese (Editor), Ruth Hanau Santini (Editor) Cover Image

Rethinking Statehood in the Middle East and North Africa: Security, Sovereignty and New Political Orders (Paperback)

By Abel Polese (Editor), Ruth Hanau Santini (Editor)

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Alternative forms of government and statehood exist in the Middle East and North African regions. The chapters in this volume demonstrate this and explore the notion of power from a non-statist perspective, highlighting the limits of states and their governance.

Using empirical evidence from Syria, Libya, Lebanon, Tunisia, Iraq, Yemen, and Mali, the authors explore non-standard cases where power may be retained by a state but must be shared with a number of local actors, resulting in limited statehood and hybrid governance, which leads to competition and sharing of symbolic and political power within a state.

This book is intended to prompt a critical reflection on the meaning of governance. It will illuminate informal structures which deserve attention when studying governance and power dynamics within a state or a region. This book was originally published as a special issue of Small Wars & Insurgencies.

Product Details ISBN: 9780367662325
ISBN-10: 0367662329
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 30th, 2020
Pages: 234
Language: English