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The Resource Liberalization against democracy : the local politics of economic reform in Tunisia, Stephen J. King, (electronic resource)

Liberalization against democracy : the local politics of economic reform in Tunisia, Stephen J. King, (electronic resource)

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Liberalization against democracy : the local politics of economic reform in Tunisia
Title
Liberalization against democracy
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the local politics of economic reform in Tunisia
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Stephen J. King
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eng
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CaPaEBR
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1961-
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King, Stephen J.
Dewey number
320.9611
LC call number
JQ3336
LC item number
.K56 2003eb
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ebrary, Inc
Series statement
Indiana series in Middle East studies
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  • Democracy
  • Local government
  • Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
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"... a very important contribution to contemporary debates on economic and political reform in developing countries. Based on interviews King conducted himself, this is an honest, unvarnished examination and critique of propositions that are treated like gospel." -- Lisa Anderson In Liberalization against Democracy, Stephen J. King argues that, in contrast to prevailing views, pro-market economic reforms in Tunisia did not foster democratization. Instead, state-led economic liberalization facilitated the reorganization of authoritarian rule and contributed to the subversion of democratic tendencies at both the national and local levels. In addition to King's analysis of neo-liberal economic transformation and regime change at the national level, his book offers a rare local-level analysis of these processes, based on the author's extensive fieldwork in the rural community of Tebourba. King's focus on the local level of analysis is particularly valuable. His community study shows firsthand how local elites have manipulated cultural traditionalism in order to sustain market-oriented reforms. This rich account clearly delineates the pathways by which pro-market reforms in Tunisia have fostered corporatism, clientelism, and authoritarianism
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Liberalization against democracy : the local politics of economic reform in Tunisia, Stephen J. King, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Liberalization against democracy -- Neo-liberal transformation in Tunisia -- Marketization and the retraditionalization of local politics -- Neo-traditionalism in Tebourba -- Structural adjustment and the small peasantry -- The politics of empowering the winners of economic reform
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OCM1bookssj0000191792
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unknown
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9780253342126
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000191792
Label
Liberalization against democracy : the local politics of economic reform in Tunisia, Stephen J. King, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Liberalization against democracy -- Neo-liberal transformation in Tunisia -- Marketization and the retraditionalization of local politics -- Neo-traditionalism in Tebourba -- Structural adjustment and the small peasantry -- The politics of empowering the winners of economic reform
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000191792
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780253342126
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000191792

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