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Title Algeria modern : from opacity to complexity / Luis Martinez, Rasmus Alenius Boserup (editors)
Imprint London : Hurst & Company, 2016
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  DT295.6 .A54 2016    AVAILABLE    30610020501508
Descript xiii, 165 pages ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series The CERI series in comparative politics and international studies
CERI series in comparative politics and international studies (London, England)
Comparative politics and international studies series
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-160) and index
Spared by the Arab revolts, Bouteflika's Algeria continues to intrigue observers. How does its political system function? Who really governs? Who are behind the protests? How strong are the Islamists? Are there alternatives to dependence on hydrocarbons? And how will the regime securitise its vast and unstable Sahara hinterland? Algeria has been depicted for many years as politically opaque, incomprehensible, and under the control of powerful, occult-like intelligence agencies. While these caricatures are all partly true, they understate how much the country has changed since the 1990s. Algeria today is complex, and challenging to comprehend; but it is no longer opaque. Algeria Modern analyses the complexity of state and society and the strategies that social and political actors employ. It demonstrates how interest groups that constitute the core of the regime are linked to both the security and business sectors, which while defending their turf and united by shared values are, however, in perennial competition. Embedded in a broader Maghreb and Sahel region that has been marked by civil war, rebellions, and foreign military intervention, many Algerians seem, albeit reluctantly, willing to endure the current hybrid form of authoritarian order as long as it provides a minimum of security and welfare
Subject Algeria -- Politics and government -- 1990-
Economic development -- Algeria
Social justice -- Algeria
National security -- Algeria
Economic development. fast (OCoLC)fst00901785
National security. fast (OCoLC)fst01033711
Politics and government. fast (OCoLC)fst01919741
Social justice. fast (OCoLC)fst01122603
Algeria. fast (OCoLC)fst01205459
Since 1990 fast
Alt Author Martínez, Luis, 1965- editor
Boserup, Rasmus Alenius, editor
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