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Co-opting identity: the manipulation of Berberism, the frustration of democratisation, and the generation of violence in Algeria

Roberts, Hugh (2001) Co-opting identity: the manipulation of Berberism, the frustration of democratisation, and the generation of violence in Algeria. Crisis States Research Centre working papers series 1, 7. Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

The purpose of this working paper is to explore one of the political premises of the current violence in Algeria, namely the character of the identity politics which has developed in the Berberophone Kabylia region of the country, which was the theater of the most sustained riots in Algeria's history. A secondary, theoretical, purpose is to demonstrate and establish the analytical value of the concepts of forms of politics and political mutation.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.crisisstates.com/Publications/publicati...
Additional Information: © 2001 Hugh Roberts
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JC Political theory
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Departments > International Development
Research centres and groups > Crisis States Research Centre
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 7
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2010 11:27
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/28311/

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