Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Contentious Politics in the Middle EastPolitical Opposition under Authoritarianism$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Holger Albrecht

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034744

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034744.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use.date: 23 September 2021



Contentious Politics, Political Opposition, and Authoritarianism

(p.1) Introduction
Contentious Politics in the Middle East

Holger Albrecht

University Press of Florida

This book provides a forum for experts from Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. It consists of a number of case studies, covering the most important countries in these regions, as well as comparative or theoretical accounts. It combines contributions focusing on contemporary politics with chapters endorsing a historical perspective on the development of political oppositions. Important topics include the degree of political contestation and competition, forms and expressions of political opposition, the changing constraints, and opportunities of opposition groups, state institutions governing opposition activism, the role of external players and the international arena, and possible future developments. Contributions are organized into four parts: conceptual and historical approaches to opposition politics in the MENA, opposition in civil society, Islamist movements between opposition, resistance, and inclusion, and intra-elitist contention and opposition within authoritarian states.

Keywords:   Europe, Middle East, United States, political oppositions, Islamist movements

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .