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Adaptable Autocrats Regime Power in Egypt and Syria

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ISBN-10: 0804780633

ISBN-13: 9780804780636

Edition: 2012

Authors: Joshua Stacher

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The decades-long resilience of Middle Eastern regimes meant that few anticipated the 2011 Arab Spring. But from the seemingly rapid leadership turnovers in Tunisia and Egypt to the protracted stalemates in Yemen and Syria, there remains a common outcome: ongoing control of the ruling regimes. While some analysts and media outlets rush to look for democratic breakthroughs, autocratic continuity—not wide-ranging political change—remains the hallmark of the region's upheaval.Contrasting Egypt and Syria, Joshua Stacher examines how executive power is structured in each country to show how these preexisting power configurations shaped the uprisings and, in turn, the outcomes. Presidential power…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 4/25/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Abbreviations and Acronyms
Introduction: Changing to Stay the Same
Debating Authoritarianism
The Origins of Executive Authority
Adaptation and Elite Co-optation
Adaptation and Nonelite Co-optation
The 2011 Uprisings and the Future of Autocratic Adaptation