Political parties in the Arab state: Libya, Syria, Egypt

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Competitive party systems are virtually non-existent in the Arab world, reflecting the rulers' preoccupation with concentration of power and a still limited level of social and political mobilisation, at which pressures for its diffusion can still be absorbed by a single, or failing that, a dominant party system. Libya's no-party system under Qaddafi, the Syria's Ba'th single party system and Egypt's dominant party system are examined. 

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBeyond Coercion
Subtitle of host publicationThe Durability of the Arab State
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781317410294
ISBN (Print)0709941498, 9781138923805
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • political parties
  • Libya
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • single party systems
  • dominant party systems


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