By Laurie A. Brand
Brand examines greater than six a long time of political, fiscal, and army demanding situations in of North Africa's biggest international locations: Egypt and Algeria. via a cautious research of assorted texts—history and faith textbooks, constitutions, nationwide charters, and presidential speeches—Official Stories demonstrates how leaderships have tried to reconfigure narratives to confront demanding situations to their strength. Brand's account additionally demonstrates how leaderships might miscalculate, thereby environment in movement competition forces past their control.
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Official Stories: Politics and National Narratives in Egypt and Algeria (Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures) by Laurie A. Brand