The Agony of Algeria / Edition 1

The Agony of Algeria / Edition 1

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by Martin Stone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231109113

ISBN-13: 9780231109116

Pub. Date: 10/19/1997

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Stone provides a brief historical overview of Algeria since 1830 before focusing on three crucial phases of the postcolonial era: that of Ben Bella and Boumedienne; the reform era of Chadli Benjedid; and the political and economic crisis under the Higher States Committee (HCE). He examines the dominant state institutions — the army and the FLN — and outlines

Overview

Stone provides a brief historical overview of Algeria since 1830 before focusing on three crucial phases of the postcolonial era: that of Ben Bella and Boumedienne; the reform era of Chadli Benjedid; and the political and economic crisis under the Higher States Committee (HCE). He examines the dominant state institutions — the army and the FLN — and outlines the increasingly bitter divisions, social and political, which account for the current crisis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231109116
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
10/19/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements v(6)
Abbreviations xi
Introduction
1(24)
The Algerians
6(6)
Society
12(6)
Language
18(7)
1. Algeria before 1962
25(18)
Under the French
29(4)
Nationalism
33(4)
The War of Independence
37(6)
2. Algeria under Ben Bella and Boudienne
43(15)
The Struggle for Power
43(2)
Ben Bella
45(5)
Houari Boumedienne
50(6)
The National Charter
56(2)
3. Algeria under Chadli Bendjedid
58(23)
'Black October'
64(4)
The Constitution of 1989
68(3)
Elections
71(10)
4. The Economy in Crisis
81(21)
The Economic Environment
82(4)
Under Ben Bella and Boumedienne
86(8)
The Chadli Years: Towards Economic Crisis
94(4)
After 1988
98(4)
5. The Post-Chadli Crisis
102(21)
The High State Committee
102(14)
Lamine Zeroual
116(7)
6. The Political Landscape
123(22)
The Army
129(9)
The FLN
138(7)
7. Islamism and the Growth of the FIS
145(32)
Islamism and Nationalism
145(10)
Islam under Chadli Bendjedid, 1978-92
155(3)
The Battle for the Mosques
158(5)
The FIS
163(11)
The 'Ex-FIS'
174(3)
8. Towards a Holy War
177(21)
Origins: Moustafa Bouyali and the 'Afghans'
180(4)
The MIA, the GIA and the AIS
184(6)
A War on All Fronts
190(6)
Conclusion
196(2)
9. The Berber Question
198(17)
Language
200(2)
The Roots of Berber Activism
202(7)
The Kabyles and the Post-Chadli Crisis
209(6)
10. The Algerians and the French
215(13)
Algerian Emigration to France
215(9)
The Harkis
224(4)
11. Algeria's Foreign Policy
228(20)
Exporting Revolution
229(7)
Relations with France
236(7)
Relations with the Communist World
243(2)
Relations with the United States
245(3)
12. Conclusion: The Agony of Algeria
248(11)
Select Bibliography 259(4)
Index 263

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The Agony of Algeria 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book about Algeria. Though it seems it is much of collection of events and analysis based on news stories and other written bibleographies. Being an Algerian and have witnessed most events discussed in this book in real life, i found Martin's interpretation are based on wrong perception. Lot of typo and repeated words. I would recommend this book as a reference to get a big picture on Algeria, but be very carefull about getting wrong conclusions. The Author often refer the reasons of conflict into Berbers and Islam. he obviously forgot that Berbers are muslims and guard islam more than anything else. the problem of Algeria lied mainly on the poor managed state, corrupted regime, and it's failure to address proper development of post indepence traumatic society. Given all these notes, I would rate this book 3 stars.