The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life by Roger Owen

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Monarchical presidential regimes in the Arab world looked as though they would last indefinitely—until events in Tunisia and Egypt made clear their time was up. This is the first book to lay bare the dynamics of a governmental system that largely defined the Arab Middle East in the twentieth century, and the popular opposition they engendered.
 

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Roger Owen is A. J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History at Harvard University.
 
Published May 15, 2012 by Harvard University Press. 272 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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This timely study by Harvard history professor Owen (State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East) explores why presidents who rule with no expiration date came to dominate the Arab world.

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It led us to discount the regime-threatening effects of demographic change and new social media, not because we did not recognize the fact of demographic change and new social media, but rather because we thought the regimes were strong enough to absorb the pressures generated by them.” Owen’s...

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