Local Politics and Contemporary Transformations in the Arab World

Governance Beyond the Center

  • Malika Bouziane
  • Cilja Harders
  • Anja Hoffmann

Part of the Governance and Limited Statehood Series book series (GLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Analyzing Politics Beyond the Center in an Age of Transformation

    1. Anja Hoffmann, Malika Bouziane, Cilja Harders
      Pages 1-21
  3. Theorizing (Local) Politics—Conceptual Contributions

  4. Localizing Theory—Case Studies

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 240-242

About this book


The contributors link innovative analytical concepts and ethnographic in-depth case studies from the Arab world. Based on the debates on politics from below and dynamic concepts of state, all the chapters focus on informal institutions, non-elite actors, and the dynamic and contradictory relationship between state and society.


governance Institution participation politics revolution transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Malika Bouziane
    • 1
  • Cilja Harders
    • 1
  • Anja Hoffmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Freie Universität BerlinGermany

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