© 1993

The Many Faces of National Security in the Arab World

  • Bahgat Korany
  • Paul Noble
  • Rex Brynen

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. The Analysis of National Security in the Arab Context: Restating the State of the Art

  3. Security Concerns Old and New

  4. Underdevelopment as Insecurity

  5. Security as Development? State-Building, Economic Development and the Military

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-213
    2. I. William Zartman
      Pages 239-257
    3. Paul Noble, Rex Brynen, Bahgat Korany
      Pages 275-302
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 303-322

About this book


Two Gulf wars and the continuing Arab-Israeli conflict have highlighted the salience of military factors in the Middle East. This book argues, however, that many of the most serious 'security' challenges to Arab states and societies are rooted not in external military threats but in the imperatives of socio-economic development. Contributors examine the regional security environment; the social and political impact of regional militarization; and underdevelopment as a source of regional insecurity.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bahgat Korany
    • 1
  • Paul Noble
    • 2
  • Rex Brynen
    • 2
  1. 1.Université de MontréalCanada
  2. 2.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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