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Socio-Political Order and Security in the Arab World: Socio-Political Order and Security in the Arab World From Regime Security to Public Security

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages275
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-52243-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-52242-5
DOIs
Published2017

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Abstract

This book examines the connection between socio-politics and security in the Arab World. In an effort to understand the social and political developments that have been on-going in the Arab World since the 1990s, culminating in the Arab Spring, Krieg moves beyond liberal deterministic assumptions - most notably that the promotion of liberal values and democracy are the panacea for the structural problems of the region. Instead, this text advances the case that grievances related to individual security needs are at the heart of regional insecurity and instability. Looking towards the future, the author asserts that regimes can only be resilient if they are able to provide for individual security inclusively. When regimes fail to cater for public security, they might be replaced by alternative non-state security providers.

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