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…  See more details below

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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
Abbreviations
Introduction1
1Algeria before 196225
2Algeria under Ben Bella and Boudienne43
3Algeria under Chadli Bendjedid58
4The Economy in Crisis81
5The Post-Chadli Crisis102
6The Political Landscape123
7Islamism and the Growth of the FIS145
8Towards a Holy War177
9The Berber Question198
10The Algerians and the French215
11Algeria's Foreign Policy228
12Conclusion: The Agony of Algeria248
Select Bibliography259
Index263

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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.