Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Transforming Civil-Security Relations in the Middle East: The Role of the Military after the Arab Spring

Transforming Civil-Security Relations in the Middle East: The Role of the Military after the Arab Spring (Hardback)

£90.00
To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

This volume examines the role of the security sector in the Arab Spring and its role in the subsequent process of democratization. It argues that in the new Millennium, some Arab militaries have begun to adopt a new role as 'democracy managers' rather than as protectors of authoritarian regimes, and that the existence of informal webs necessitates an approach that focuses on the security sector rather than the regular armies, and that the region is subjected to a strong external pressure for socialization. These effects are identified and informed by experiences from the Arab Spring. The revolts in 2011, the so-called Arab Spring, provide opportunities for new insights in the relationship between society and armed forces in the region. It has become possible to test existing theories and hypotheses, develop new concepts in order to analyze the development, and to gain access to more sources. The changes have so far produced a greater openness, and new information about the past and present has become available.

The purpose of this work is to examine conceptual and empirical challenges arising from the Arab Spring, particularly in respect to three questions: first, is the conception of civil-military relations adequate when analyzing societal balances in the Middle East? Second, is the military in societies in transition in the 21st century able to develop a role different from the ones envisaged in the classic literature on civil-military relations? Third, to what extent does a perspective that emphasizes external variables hold explanatory power? The popular uprisings confronted authoritarian regimes that all relied on the military - which were beforehand anticipated to protect the regimes and function as a bulwark against profound political change. Different outcomes, however, were the result: in some of the states, the military contributed to initiate processes of democratization. This book will be of much interest to students of Middle Eastern politics, civil-military relations, security sector reform, war and conflict studies and IR in general.

History & PoliticsMilitary StudiesHistory & PoliticsPolitics & government Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 07/06/2016 ISBN-13: 9781138018129  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

Birthe Hansen is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She is author of Unipolarity and World Politics (Routledge 2011) and co-editor of Security Strategies and American World Order (Routledge 2009). Carsten Jensen is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Governmen, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

More books by Birthe Hansen

More books by Carsten Jensen

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments,...
(Hardback)
Stockholm International Peace ...
 
 
£100.00
 
For the Love of the Navy: A...
(Hardback)
Ray Hamilton
 
 
£9.99
 
Passchendaele: A New History
(Paperback)
Nick Lloyd
 
 
£9.99
 
Japanese Arms and Armour
(Paperback)
Ian Bottomley; Martyn Lawrence;...
 
 
£9.99
 
Latest Blog
#FoylesFave: Dr Seuss
25/09/2017

Matt from our Web Team is very silly. Maybe this explains his love for Dr Seuss, especially this new glow in the dark edition of What Was I Scared Of?

Read an Extract from A Skinful of Shadows
21/09/2017

Read an extract from the eagerly awaited new novel by the Costa-winning Frances Hardinge, A Skinful of Shadows.

#FoylesFive: Elsewhere-Elsewhen
18/09/2017

Jen from the Web Team shares a selection of books that will transport the reader to another time and place.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd