Minorities and the State in the Arab World by Ofra Bengio, Gabriel Ben-Dor

By Ofra Bengio, Gabriel Ben-Dor

This article bargains a accomplished dialogue of minorities and ethnic politics in 8 Arab international locations. targeting the strategic political chaos made by means of minorities, majorities and regimes in strength, the authors aspect to possible destiny advancements in majority-minority family within the quarter.

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510). Clearly, in the case of the Berbers, the developing manifestations of a civil society drew on, and were complemented by, more involuntary loyalties. Note 39: . Mezhoud, “Glasnost the Algerian Way,” pp. 159–161. Note 40: . Hugh Roberts, “Towards an Understanding of the Kabyle Question in Contemporary Algeria,” The Maghreb Review 5, nos. 5–6 (September–December 1980), p. 120. Note 41: . Private communiqué, 1995. Note 42: . ” Interview with Ahmad Fettani, al-Watan al‘Arabi, 20 November 1992, Joint Publication Research Service, Near East and South Asia, 1 February 1993.

His opposition to the FLN, which still dominated parliament, was no less vehement than Ait Ahmed’s. But his concern with the FIS’s success led him to again differ with Ait Ahmed on the proper course to pursue during the subsequent months. Postponing the upcoming parliamentary elections, even if it meant maintaining the current FLNdominant Parliament, and establishing a government of “national transition” was, in Sa‘di’s view, the only way to forestall the FIS from attaining power. Ait Ahmed, however, favored a continuation of the electoral process in which he was now prepared to participate (having recognized the error of his ways in boycotting the municipal balloting).

Note 47: . Radio Algiers, 14 June—DR, 15 June 1990, and Algeria Press Service, 21 June—DR, 22 June 1990. Note 48: . ” The World and I, September 1992, pp. 612–623. Note 49: . Le Figaro, 7 June 1991, quoted in Monbeig, “Une Opposition Politique,” p. 134. Note 50: . Financial Times, 19 June 1991. Note 51: . Paris, Inter-Radio Network, 5 June—DR, 6 June 1991. Note 52: . Monbeig, “Une Opposition Politique,” p. 134. Note 53: . 2 million votes less than in the 1990 municipal elections. The turnout for the two elections was approximately the same.

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