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Author Le Sueur, James D

Title Algeria since 1989 : between terror and democracy / James D. Le Sueur

Publ Info Halifax [N.S.] : Fernwood Pub. ; London ; New York : Zed Books, [2010]
 J&W-N.Miami  DT295.6 .L44 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  DT295.6 .L44 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xxvi, 239 pages : map ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Global history of the present
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-229) and index
Contents Introduction : democratic reform, terrorism, and reconciliation -- Building a postcolonial state -- The road to reform -- The kingmakers : generals and presidents in a time of terror -- The Bouteflika era : civil society, peace, and sidelining generals -- Energy and the economy of terror -- A genealogy of terror : local and global jihadis -- The future of radical Islam : from the GSPC to AQMI -- Killing the messengers : Algeria's Rushdie syndrome -- Conclusion : a historian's reflections on amnesty in Algeria
Note Algeria's democratic experiment is seminal in post-Cold War history. The first Muslim nation to attempt the transition from an authoritarian system to democratic pluralism, this North African country became a test case for reform in Africa, the Arab world and beyond. Yet when the country looked certain to become the world's first elected Islamic republic, there was a military coup and the democratic process was brought sharply to a halt. Islamists declared jihad on the state and hundreds of thousands of civilians were killed in the ensuing decade of state repression. Le Sueur shows that Algeria is at the very heart of contemporary debates about Islam and secular democracy, arguing that the stability of Algeria is crucial for the security of the wider Middle East. Algeria Since 1989 is a lively and essential examination of how the fate of one country is entwined with much greater global issues
LC subject Algeria -- History -- 1990-
Algeria -- Politics and government -- 1990-
Islam -- Algeria -- History -- 20th century
Islam -- Algeria -- History -- 21st century
Islam and politics -- Algeria -- 20th century
Islam and politics -- Algeria -- 21st century
Alt Title Between terror and democracy
ISBN 9781552662564 (pbk. : Fernwood Pub.)
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9781842777251 (pbk. : Zed Books)
1842777254 (pbk. : Zed Books)
9781842777244 (hard : Zed Books)
1842777246 (hard : Zed Books)
9781848135352 (eb : Zed Books)
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