Socio-Political Order and Security in the Arab World

From Regime Security to Public Security

Authors: Krieg, Andreas

  • Provides a holistic overview of the factors that triggered the Arab Spring to slip into a state of insecurity
  • Analyses the socio-political dynamics of the Arab Spring through a conceptual lens
  • Critiques regional security in the Middle East from the unique perspective of individual and communal security
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This book examines the connection between socio-politics and security in the Arab World. In an effort to understand the social and political developments that have been on-going in the Arab World since the 1990s, culminating in the Arab Spring, Krieg moves beyond liberal deterministic assumptions - most notably that the promotion of liberal values and democracy are the panacea for the structural problems of the region. Instead, this text advances the case that grievances related to individual security needs are at the heart of regional insecurity and instability. Looking towards the future, the author asserts that regimes can only be resilient if they are able to provide for individual security inclusively. When regimes fail to cater for public security, they might be replaced by alternative non-state security providers. 

About the authors

Andreas Krieg is Assistant Professor for Defence Studies at King's College London. He is currently seconded to the defence academy of the Qatari Armed Forces in Doha. Dr Krieg's research in the field of security and conflict studies particularly focuses on the Middle East as a region in transition.

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“Looking at individual and communal security as the key component of regional stability, the book builds on the “myth of authoritarian security” and explains why the scholarly community missed the Arab Spring. Krieg advances the debate in the literature by proposing new ways of defining security in the Arab world.” (Ibrahim Fraihat, author of “Unfinished Revolutions” and former senior foreign policy fellow at Brookings Institution’s Doha Center, Qatar) 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Krieg, Andreas

    Pages 1-22

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  • A New Approach to Conceptualizing Security in the Arab World

    Krieg, Andreas

    Pages 23-43

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  • Patron–Protégé Relations Under the Old Regime

    Krieg, Andreas

    Pages 45-73

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  • Traditional Civil–Security Sector Relations in the Arab World

    Krieg, Andreas

    Pages 75-102

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  • The Arab Public Sphere: Challenging the Old Regime

    Krieg, Andreas

    Pages 103-129

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eBook 95,19 €
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Hardcover 123,04 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-52242-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socio-Political Order and Security in the Arab World
Book Subtitle
From Regime Security to Public Security
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-52243-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-52243-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-52242-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 281
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 illustrations in colour
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