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The Resource BREAK ALL THE BORDERS : SEPARATISM AND THE RESHAPING OF THE MIDDLE EAST, Ariel I. Ahram

BREAK ALL THE BORDERS : SEPARATISM AND THE RESHAPING OF THE MIDDLE EAST, Ariel I. Ahram

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BREAK ALL THE BORDERS : SEPARATISM AND THE RESHAPING OF THE MIDDLE EAST
Title
BREAK ALL THE BORDERS
Title remainder
SEPARATISM AND THE RESHAPING OF THE MIDDLE EAST
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Ariel I. Ahram
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eng
Summary
In Break all the Borders, Ariel Ahram focuses on why these conflicts erupted and how separatist movements were able to gain control over territory and population centers in the years since 2011. After explaining how contemporary Arab states were established in the twentieth century, he emphasizes that the separatist movements that did gain traction were the descendants of movements and populations that lost independence in the twentieth century. That is important because Arab politics is often caricaturedas a contest of ancient clans, tribes, and sects masquerading under the banner of modern states and political parties. Given the presumed ubiquity of sub-state identities and artificiality of state borders, the Arab world should be rife with rebellions bent on breaking the borders of existing states. Yet most of the rebels involved in the 2011 uprisings sought to overthrow individual rulers and regimes and did not contest the integrity of the state. There are only a handful of actors bent on separation,and they have been trying to reinstate political entities that were repressed within the last one hundred years. Their appeals are distinctly modern: they ask the international community to make good on the promises of popular sovereignty and point to recent histories of self-rule or failed bids for independence to justify their campaigns. Ahram ends by stressing that if we look at the actual sources of separatism in the region, we can see that they do not necessarily signal a breakdown of 'order'--an order that was always tenuous given that its foundations lay in repression of legitimate territorially-based political movements. We should not dismiss contemporary separatists them but rather engage with them
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1979-
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Ahram, Ariel I.
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Arab countries
  • Separatist movements
  • Arab countries
  • Arab countries
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BREAK ALL THE BORDERS : SEPARATISM AND THE RESHAPING OF THE MIDDLE EAST, Ariel I. Ahram
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text
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Contents
The rise and decline of Arab statehood, 1919 to 2011 -- 2011 : revolutions in Arab sovereignty -- Cyrenaica -- Southern Yemen -- Kurdistan -- The Islamic state -- Conclusion : the ends of separatism in the Arab world
Control code
BK0023795340
Isbn
9780190917388
Isbn Type
: PAP
Lccn
2018030695
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Label
BREAK ALL THE BORDERS : SEPARATISM AND THE RESHAPING OF THE MIDDLE EAST, Ariel I. Ahram
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise and decline of Arab statehood, 1919 to 2011 -- 2011 : revolutions in Arab sovereignty -- Cyrenaica -- Southern Yemen -- Kurdistan -- The Islamic state -- Conclusion : the ends of separatism in the Arab world
Control code
BK0023795340
Isbn
9780190917388
Isbn Type
: PAP
Lccn
2018030695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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