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Author Yom, Sean L., author.

Title From resilience to revolution : how foreign interventions destabilize the Middle East / Sean L. Yom.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]


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Description xiii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Series Columbia studies in Middle East politics
Columbia studies in Middle East politics.
Contents The argument and the cases -- Coalitions, state-building, and geopolitical mediation -- Conflict and compromise in Kuwait -- Inclusion and stability in a populist autocracy -- Cliency and coercion in Iran -- Exclusionary politics and the revolutionary end -- A conflict interrupted in Jordan -- Recurrent tensions and tenuous survival under Hashemite rule -- The geopolitical origins of durable political order.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-284) and index.
Summary "Based on comparative historical analyses of Iran, Jordan, and Kuwait, Sean L. Yom examines the foreign interventions, coalitional choices, and state outcomes that made the political regimes of the modern Middle East. A key text for foreign policy scholars, From Resilience to Revolution shows how outside interference can corrupt the most basic choices of governance: who to reward, who to punish, who to compensate, and who to manipulate. As colonial rule dissolved in the 1930s and 1950s, Middle Eastern autocrats constructed new political states to solidify their reigns, with varying results. Why did equally ambitious authoritarians meet such unequal fates? Yom ties the durability of Middle Eastern regimes to their geopolitical origins. At the dawn of the postcolonial era, many autocratic states had little support from their people and struggled to overcome widespread opposition. When foreign powers intervened to bolster these regimes, they unwittingly sabotaged the prospects for long-term stability by discouraging leaders from reaching out to their people and bargaining for mass support--early coalitional decisions that created repressive institutions and planted the seeds for future unrest. Only when they were secluded from larger geopolitical machinations did Middle Eastern regimes come to grips with their weaknesses and build broader coalitions."--Publisher's Web site.
Subject Authoritarianism -- Middle East -- History -- 20th century.
Political stability -- Middle East -- History -- 20th century.
Middle East -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Kuwait -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Iran -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Jordan -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Middle East -- Foreign relations -- Western countries.
Western countries -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.
Authoritarianism. (OCoLC)fst00821640
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Political stability. (OCoLC)fst01069883
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Iran. (OCoLC)fst01204889
Jordan. (OCoLC)fst01205669
Kuwait. (OCoLC)fst01208566
Middle East. (OCoLC)fst01241586
Western countries. (OCoLC)fst01302083
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780231175647 (cloth : alk. paper)
0231175647 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780231540278 (e-book)
Standard No. 40025541443

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