Guardians of the Arab state : when militaries intervene in politics, from Iraq to Mauritania

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Full title: Guardians of the Arab state : when militaries intervene in politics, from Iraq to Mauritania / Florence Gaub.
Main author: Gaub, Florence, (Author)
Format: Book           


Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction: of kingmakers and game-changers
  • 2. The view from within: military reasons
  • Institutional capacity: because they can
  • Military interests: because they want to
  • 3. The company they keep: socio-political reasons
  • Civil-military relations undone: because there is nobody else
  • Social capital: because they're allowed to
  • 4. Models of non-political armies
  • The failed force who couldn't: Iraq, Libya, Yemen
  • The professional force who won't: Lebanon, Tunisia
  • 5. Models of potentially political armies
  • The capable force that is checked: Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia
  • The Jordanian military: from tribal to royal
  • The political force which will: Egypt, Algeria
  • Conclusion: the four preconditions of coups, and their aftermath.