Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 May 2016

256 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9780190491536

Bookseller Code (06)

Algeria Modern

From Opacity to Complexity

Edited by Luis Martinez and Rasmus Alenius Boserup

  • Buffeted by the Arab spring, Algeria stands out as a more stable exception to broader trends in the Middle East. Will this endure?
  • Algeria is noteworthy for its geopolitical position and the fact it has avoided destabilization from grassroots uprisings along the lines of the Arab Spring and from hardline Islamists currently plaguing the region
  • Illuminates the complex nature of Algerian politics that have long been considered incomprehensible and shows how much the state has developed since the 1990s
  • Argues that, at present, the population is willing to put up with authoritarian order in exchange for security and welfare

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