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Algeria since 1989 : between terror and democracy

Algeria's democratic experiment is seminal in post-Cold War history. It is the first Muslim nation to attempt the transition from an authoritarian system to democratic pluralism. This title shows that Algeria is at the heart of contemporary debates about Islam and secular democracy.
eBook, English, ©2010
Fernwood Pub. ; Zed Books, Halifax [N.S.], London, ©2010
1 online resource (xxvi, 239 pages) : map.
9781848135352, 1848135351
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AcknowledgmentsChronologyThe principalsAbbreviations and acronymsMapIntroduction: democratic reform, terrorism and reconciliation1. Building a postcolonial state2. The road to reform3. The kingmakers: generals and presidents in a time of terror4. The Bouteflika era: civil society, peace, and sidelining generals5. Energy and the economy of terror6. A genealogy of terror: local and global jihadis7. The future of radical Islam: from the GSPC to AQMI8. Killing the messengers: Algeria's Rushdie syndromeConclusion: a historian's reflections on amnesty in AlgeriaNotesIndex