The Resource Official stories : politics and national narratives in Egypt and Algeria, Laurie A. Brand, (electronic resource)

Official stories : politics and national narratives in Egypt and Algeria, Laurie A. Brand, (electronic resource)

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Official stories : politics and national narratives in Egypt and Algeria
Title
Official stories
Title remainder
politics and national narratives in Egypt and Algeria
Statement of responsibility
Laurie A. Brand
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Language
eng
Summary
Until the recent uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, the resilience of authoritarian regimes seemed a fundamental feature of regional politics. While economic, political, and internal security policies are most often considered in discussions of regime maintenance, Laurie Brand introduces a new factor, that of national narratives. Portrayals of a country's founding, identity, and bases of unity can be a powerful strategy in sustaining a ruling elite. Brand argues that such official stories, which are used to reinforce the right to rule, justify policies, or combat opponents, deserve careful exploration if we are to understand the full range of tools available to respond to crises that threaten a leadership's hold on power. Brand examines more than six decades of political, economic, and military challenges in two of North Africa's largest countries: Egypt and Algeria. Through a careful analysis of various texts-history and religion textbooks, constitutions, national charters, and presidential speeches-Official Stories demonstrates how leaderships have attempted to reconfigure narratives to confront challenges to their power. Brand's account also demonstrates how leaderships may miscalculate, thereby setting in motion opposition forces beyond their control
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Midwest
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Brand, Laurie A
Dewey number
962.05
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Stanford studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies and cultures
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  • Electronic books
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Algeria
  • Algeria
  • Propaganda
  • Authoritarianism
Target audience
adult
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Official stories : politics and national narratives in Egypt and Algeria, Laurie A. Brand, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11891837
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
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MWT11891837
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT11891837
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remote
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11891837
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Official stories : politics and national narratives in Egypt and Algeria, Laurie A. Brand, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11891837
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11891837
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11891837
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891837
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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