Routledge Handbook on the Modern Maghrib

Routledge Handbook on the Modern Maghrib

 
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ISBN13:9781138585294
ISBN10:1138585297
Binding:Hardback
No. of pages:660 pages
Size:246x174 mm
Weight:1380 g
Language:English
Illustrations: 9 Illustrations, black & white; 9 Halftones, black & white; 8 Tables, black & white
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This comprehensive Routledge Handbook on the Modern Maghrib introduces and analyses the region in its full complexity, focusing on the countries of Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya, as well as the northern and western Sahara.

Long description:

This comprehensive Routledge Handbook on the Modern Maghrib introduces and analyses the region in its full complexity, focussing on the countries of Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Libya, as well as the regions of the northern and western Sahara.


In addition to country studies that provide historical and geopolitical background, a series of thematic explorations engage with a range of social, linguistic, cultural and economic aspects, providing a rich mosaic of current scholarship on the region. Addressing important debates such as the volatile international relations among constituent states, the role of women in society and the environmental impact of climate change, the book considers natural resources, music, media and language, and revisits the history of borders and social tribal structures. What emerges is not only a variegated picture of the Maghrib as a complex and rapidly changing region, but one marked by stark contrasts and divergences among its constituent states based on their Ottoman and colonial experiences, their relationships with their Saharan and Mediterranean neighbours and their own political trajectories.


This Handbook fills an important gap in knowledge on a region increasingly significant in European and American affairs, and will appeal to anyone interested in the history, economies and societies of North Africa.

Table of Contents:

Introduction  Part I: Country Studies  1. The Maghrib Before Colonialism  2. Libya since 1835 and the Second Ottoman Occupation  3. Tunisia from 1830 and Ahmad Bey?s Modernisation  4. Algeria from the French Invasion in 1830  5. Morocco under the Alawites from the 1600s  6. The Western Sahara  7. Regional Borders and the Modern State in North Africa  Part II: Thematic Studies  8. The Geography of the Maghrib: Resources, Demographics and Climate Change  9. Economy and Society in the Maghrib after the Arab Spring  10. Women in the Maghrib: Legal, Political, and Social Context  11. Amazighité vs. `Uruba ? Ethnicity in the Maghrib  12. Peoples of the Sahara  13. Language Policy and Polyglottism in the Maghrib  14. The Maghrib Musical Scene  15. The Maghrebi Multilingual Novel  16. Soccer: Moulding the Middle East and North Africa  17. Judaism in the Maghrib  18. Christianity in the Maghrib  19. The Role of Islam in the Maghrib: Salafism, Islamism, and Sufism  20. Political Islam and the Challenge of Participation in North Africa  21. Terrorism, Chaos and Conflagration in the Sahara and Sahel (2003-2021)  22. The 2011 Uprisings in North Africa: Causes and Consequences  23. Traditions of Governance in North Africa  24. The Tunisian Experience Post-2011: The Crisis of Democratization  25. Media in the Maghrib  26. Political Parties in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia  27. Between the Mediterranean and the Sahel: Inter- and Intra-Regional Affairs  28. Foreign Affairs of the Maghrib ? Europe, the United States, Russia, the GCC and Turkey  29. The Maghrib Economies: A Perpetual Search for Relevance and Reform  30. The Role of Oil and Gas in the Maghrib