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Informal Politics in the Middle East

Suzi Mirgani


The culture of politics within any system of governance is influenced by how state and society interact, and how these relationships are mediated by existing political institutions, whether formal or informal. The chapters in this volume highlight two broad types of informal political engagement in the Middle East: civil action that works in tandem with the state apparatus, and civil action that poses a challenge to the state. In both cases, these activities can and do achieve tangible results for particular groups of people, as well as for the state. For many, informal politics and civil mobi ... More

Keywords: Informal Politics, Middle East, Civil Society, State society relations, Activism

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197604342
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197604342.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Suzi Mirgani, editor
Assistant Director for Publications at the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), Georgetown Univesity of Qatar

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