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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2012) 5 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Youssef Mohammad Sawani Libya's contemporary history has been dominated by the interplay of the perpetual dynamics of religion, tribalism, oil and ideology. After 42 years in power Qadhafi was killed at the hands of revolutionaries and the final chapter of his dictatorial reign was terminated...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2010) 3 (4): 495–502.
Published: 01 October 2010
...Reidar Visser This article criticizes the way in which the concept of ‘tribalism’ has been used by Western policy-makers and media in post-2003 Iraq. It has been commonplace to see tribalism as yet another symptom of the supposed ‘fragmentation’ of Iraqi society, and there has been a debate about...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2008) 1 (4): 551–571.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Fathi al-Afifi The article tackles a lesser-known aspect of political bureaucracy in the Arabian Gulf and establishes the link between forced tribal loyalties and hegemonic bureaucracies. The system in place is inherently anti-democratic and fosters a distribution of favours and benefits to groups...