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In this illuminating and original work, Adam Hanieh demonstrates that the Arab Spring Adam Hanieh's Lineages of Revolt is a bracing corrective to this sort of. January 8, Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East By Adam Hanieh Chicago: Haymarket Books, [For more. Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East By Adam Hanieh Haymarket Books pages, paperback, $ This book.
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In addition capitalism the struggle of the people in various ways. Isreals policies are legitimized because to receive funds from the IMF or the USA, to be able to export, treaties must be signed.
Thus the struggles of the people are atomized. But is it capitalism or authoritarianism that does so? It is interesting to have a short look at the arguments the 'other' side holds, which would be that adam hanieh lineages of revolt authoritarian regimes there is no capitalism.
Rentierstates adam hanieh lineages of revolt not dependent on their population due to their monetary independence through the surpluses by - for example - oil revenues. Hence there is no middle class, no class which holds any power by consumerism because even without any taxes the state would be able to survive.
The middle class is the pivotal criteria as it is they who can create companies and form the 'capitalist' class. This argumentation is unfinished because I merely tried to assemble some fragments of my mind. An important insight in this chapter is the dialectical combination of centralization and decentralization of state institutions.
On the one hand, centralized and authoritarian political power was instrumental in imposing privatization and opening to the world market. On the other hand, budgetary decentralization was introduced within governments, so that various ministries and other state bodies are encouraged to compete with one another in a kind of internal market rather than being allocated funds in a unified way.
Lineages of the Arab Revolt
The following three chapters are concerned with particular, more localized aspects of neoliberalism. Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia. More than a million people — one-third of all Egyptian farming families — lost their rights to the land.
For parallels in the developed capitalist countries one has to go back to the English enclosures and Scottish Highland clearances. Hanieh provides a complementary perspective, which makes the picture three-dimensional: He analyzes the neoliberal, distorted development imposed on the West Bank by Israel in concert with the United States, with the collaboration of the Palestinian Authority.
This process is generally in line with developments in other parts of the region, but its unique feature is that it occurs under oppressive conditions of colonization and military-political subjugation. Since then, a real capitalist class has been adam hanieh lineages of revolt, albeit mostly related or allied to the rulers.
Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East
The huge capital of this class is invested in industrial and agricultural production, commerce and finance, and plays a pivotal role throughout the region. At the same time there has been a large inflow of migrant workers — constituting a majority of the labor force — who have no permanent residence rights and can be deported at any time.
Omissions A book of this size cannot possibly be comprehensive, let alone exhaustive. It adam hanieh lineages of revolt in detail with the political economy of some Arab MENA countries, as illustrative case studies.
Other countries, such as Algeria, Libya, Yemen and Syria are only briefly mentioned.