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Between Ballots and Bullets: Algeria's Transition from Authoritarianism

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This book on Algeria looks at both the erosion of the authoritarian model and the difficulties of making a transition to democracy. Within the past decade, Algeria experienced one of the most promising experiments of opening up the political system and allowing a remarkable degree of freedom. That initial effort failed, however, when poorly designed elections were won by a...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published July 1st 1998 by Brookings Institution Press
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Ben
This is as good as political science books get. It's about Algeria, of course, but in broader terms it's about how states transition into and out of authoritarianism and political violence. In Algeria's case, that transition is still happening, slowly, and the book really captures why Algeria's past (the colonial period, the independence movement) led to such a closed political system, and one dominated by the military and a small circle of elites. As a bonus, it is clear and well-written.
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