The Foundations of the Arab State
This volume is the result of a major research project, the most important inquiry into the fundamental political structure of the Arab world. This book, Volume One in the "Nation, State and Integration in the Arab World" research project carried out by the Istituto Affari Internazionali, deals with the conceptual, historical, and cultural environment in which the contemporary Arab state system was established and has evolved. With contributions from established scholars in the field, this volume addresses the major issues posed by the emergence of contemporary Arab states, by their consolidation, the role played by foreign powers in their creation, and their future within the region.
First of the four volumes of the series Nation, State and Integration in the Arab World, the product of a three-year collective effort organised by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI). Published also by Routledge. Chapters 1 and 5 already published in The International Spectator, Vol. 20, No. 2 (April-June 1985). Chapters 1, 5 and 8 published also in Giacomo Luciani (ed.), The Arab State, London, Routledge, 1990.
Introduction, Ghassan Salamé, p. 1-16
1. The Origins of the Arab State System, Iliya Harik, p. 19-46
2. Alien and Besieged Yet Here to Stay: The Contradictions of the Arab Territorial State, Bahgat Korany, p. 47-74
3. State-building and Regime Performance in the Greater Maghreb, Elbaki Hermassi, p. 75-88
4. State and Authority in Arabic Political Thought, Charles E. Butterworth, p. 91-111
5. Notions of the State in Contemporary Arab-Islamic Writings, Fahmi Jadaane, p. 112-148
6. Al-Watan and Al-Umma in Contemporary Arab Use, Said Bensaid, p. 149-174
7. Changing Perceptions of State Authority: Morocco, Egypt and Oman, Dale F. Eickelman, p. 177-204
8. 'Strong' and 'Weak' States, a Qualified Return to the Muqaddimah, Ghassan Salamé, p. 205-240
References, p. 241-252
List of Contributors, p. 253-254
Index, p. 255-260