North Africa in transition : state, society, and economic transformation in the 1990s /
edited by Yahia H. Zoubir ; foreword by William B. Quandt.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c1999.
xvi, 299 p. ; 24 cm.
081301655X (alk. paper)
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Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c1999.
081301655X (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-282) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1999-11:
This is an excellent, eclectic, and very timely collection on the Maghreb (northwest Africa, which here includes not only Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia but also Libya, Mauritania, and the Western Sahara). Some of the best contemporary scholars on the region, including Clement Moore Henry, Mary-Jane Deeb, and Robert Mortimer, fill a gap left by most other recent publications, which have tended to emphasize the fratricidal horrors of Algeria, the challenge of religious fundamentalism, or north African-European relations. This collection casts its net even more widely, grouping its 15 contributions under three broad rubrics: 1) polity, society, and the economy, 2) the dynamics of change, and 3) the Maghreb in world affairs. It would be difficult to single out the best of the contributions, but most notable are, under rubric 1), editor Zoubir's essay on Algeria and Mary-Jane Deeb's succinct discussion of Libya's problems; under 2), Robert Mortimer's notable essay on the Arab Maghreb Union; and under 3), the editor's excellent review of the western Saharan situation and Daniel Volman's informative piece on the region as an international buyer's market for arms. Well written, skillfully edited, and highly informative, this volume is recommended for all levels of interested readers. V. T. Le Vine; Washington University
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"Provides a comprehensive, clairvoyant, and rich study of a number of issues affecting the Maghreb on the eve of the 21st century."--Yehuda Lukacs, George Mason University This collection addresses the major problems that Maghreb countries--Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya--have faced in the last two decades and the cultural and economic issues facing them today, an unusually wide-ranging interdisciplinary study that brings together scholars from the region of North Africa itself as well as from the U.S. and Europe. Contents Introduction, by Yahia H. Zoubir Part I. Polity, Society, and the Economy in the Maghrebi Countries 1. Post-Colonial Dialectics of Civil Society, by Clement Moore Henry 2. State and Civil Society in Algeria, by Yahia H. Zoubir 3. Economic Reform and the Elusive Political Change in Morocco, by Azzedine Layachi 4. Regime Type, Economic Reform, and Political Change in Tunisia, by Robert J. King 5. Political and Economic Developments in Libya in the 1990s, by Mary-Jane Deeb Part II. Dynamics of Change in the Contemporary Maghreb 6. The Maghreb in the 1990s: Approaches to an Understanding of Change, by Claire Spencer 7. Maghrebi Youth: Between Alienation and Integration, by Mohamed Farid Azzi 8. Human Rights in the Maghreb, by Youcef Bouandel 9. Commitment and Critique: Francophone Intellectuals in the Maghreb, by Patricia Geesey 10. The Maghrebi Economies as Emerging Markets? by Nora Ann Colton 11. The Arab Maghreb Union: Myth and Reality, by Robert A. Mortimer Part III. The Maghreb in World Affairs 12. The Geopolitics of the Western Sahara Conflict, by Yahia H. Zoubir 13. Foreign Arms Sales and the Military Balance in the Maghreb, by Daniel Volman 14. United States Policy in the Maghreb, by Yahia H. Zoubir and Stephen Zunes 15. The European Union and the Maghreb in the 1990s, by George Joffé Yahia H. Zoubir is associate professor of international studies at Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management, in Glendale, Arizona. He is the coeditor of International Dimensions of the Western Sahara Conflict and has published dozens of articles and book chapters on North Africa. He is the editor-in-chief of Thunderbird International Business Review.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Introductionp. 1
Polity, Society, and the Economy in the Maghrebi Countriesp. 9
Post-Colonial Dialectics Of Civil Societyp. 11
Notesp. 27
State And Civil Society In Algeriap. 29
Economic Reform And Elusive Political Change In Moroccop. 43
Notesp. 59
Regime Type, Economic Reform, And Political Change In Tunisiap. 61
Notesp. 73
Political And Economic Developments In Libya In The 1990sp. 77
Notesp. 88
Dynamics of Change in the Contemporary Maghrebp. 91
The Maghreb In The 1990s: Approaches To An Understanding Of Changep. 93
Maghrebi Youth: Between Alienation And Integrationp. 109
Notesp. 125
Human Rights In The Maghrebp. 127
Notesp. 139
Commitment And Critique: Francophone Intelletuals In The Maghrebp. 143
The Maghrebi Economies As Emerging Markets?p. 158
The Arab Maghreb Union: Myth And Realityp. 177
The Maghreb in World Affairsp. 193
The Geopolitics Of The Western Sahara Conflictp. 195
Notesp. 209
Foreign Arms Sales And The Military Balance In The Maghrebp. 212
United States Policy In The Maghrebp. 227
Notesp. 241
The European Union And The Maghreb In The 1990sp. 244
Bibliographyp. 261
Contributorsp. 283
Indexp. 287
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