Describe the experience of Arab military modernizers. Analyze their policies, internal contradictions, and reasons for the eventual collapse of ‘Arab socialism’.

Describe the experience of Arab military modernizers. Analyze their policies, internal contradictions, and reasons for the eventual collapse of ‘Arab socialism’.
Rely on the books of Roger Owen as well as James Gelvin (and Richard Lachmann if you find an angle) and our class discussions.
Hints: There is no space for every Arab republic. It would be easier to build the paper analytically, according to the four sources of social power:
— Military (why coup-proofing? What was the role of Arab-Israeli wars?)

— Ideological (why did they all preach Arab socialism? Arab unity? Helping the poor?)

— Economic (why nationalizations and protectionist first, why does this policy later change to market reforms? Why so much corruption and crony capitalism?)

— Political (why did these colonels become presidents for life? How did they deal with opposition? What were the problems with succession of power to their children?)

-Use Jamal Abdel Nasser as main example

-Do not use words like in addition, furthermore, …..,

-structure it like a narrative, use simple language

Format: You must limit your papers to the usual 5 pages, and therefore you must be clear. Discuss each vector and illustrate it with empirical examples.

Sources:

-Use mainly book “Arab Presidents for Life by Roger Owen”
can access the book through app called kobo,
username: emerelda2712@gmail.com
password: emerelda

-Also can use book: The modern middle east by james gelvin which can be accessed through website called redshelf
same username and password

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