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The Politics of Food in Modern Morocco

Stacy E. Holden


Unlike most other countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Morocco has had a stable government for centuries. Even when it was a French protectorate (1912–56), the Alaouite Sultans wielded centralized power. The reasons why are the subject of this book, which argues that, rather than the importance of a theocratic government to the citizenry, the key factor in a government's stability is its ability to provide food to its people in an equitable manner, despite arid conditions. Without apologizing for abuses of power, the author suggests that an authoritative government may be the most lo ... More

Keywords: Morocco, French protectorate, Alaouite Sultans, semi-arid lands, authoritative government

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813033730
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033730.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stacy E. Holden, author
Purdue University