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Interest Groups in a Non-Democratic Regime

Luis Martinez

in Algeria Modern: From Opacity to Complexity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190491536
eISBN:
9780190638542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491536.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter deals with the volatile dynamics between disparate interest groups vying for power over state resources in Algeria. These interest groups consist of a wide range of institutional actors ... More


The Moderate Islamist Parties

Djallil Lounnas

in Algeria Modern: From Opacity to Complexity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190491536
eISBN:
9780190638542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491536.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter argues that moderate Islamist political parties in Algeria have carved out significant room in parliamentary politics under president Abdelaziz Bouteflika. By adopting a strategy of ... More


Contention and Order

Rasmus Alenius Boserup

in Algeria Modern: From Opacity to Complexity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190491536
eISBN:
9780190638542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491536.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the re-emergence of nonviolent contentious politics under president Bouteflika’s rule. Arising with the exhausting of violent rebel politics of the late 1990s, non-violent ... More


Identity and Hydrocarbons in Algeria

Samia Boucetta

in Algeria Modern: From Opacity to Complexity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190491536
eISBN:
9780190638542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491536.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the social mechanisms that contribute to the construction of representations guiding public action in Algeria, which continue to place the hydrocarbons sector at the heart of ... More


Algeria Modern: From Opacity to Complexity

Luis Martinez and Rasmus Alenius Boserup (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190491536
eISBN:
9780190638542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491536.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

For decades, Algeria has been depicted as an inaccessible, opaque, rentier state and under the control of secret intelligence agencies and inaccessible “cartels” and “clans”. While that analysis is ... More


The State and the Dilemma of Security Policy

Abdennour Benantar

in Algeria Modern: From Opacity to Complexity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190491536
eISBN:
9780190638542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491536.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyses the management and implementation of Algeria’s security policies at a time when the country’s security apparatus is adapting to the changing regional political landscape. The ... More


Youth, Social Justice and Cynicism in Bab el-Oued

Ed McAllister

in Algeria Modern: From Opacity to Complexity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190491536
eISBN:
9780190638542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491536.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyses the ways that young Algerians in Bab el-Oued bypass conventional forms of political engagement and contestation. A new generation of this urban youth perceives Algerian politics ... More


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