By Isabelle Werenfels
This topical new e-book seeks to appreciate the connection among elite dynamics and techniques and the shortcoming of profound political switch in Algeria after 1995, whilst the country’s army rulers lower back to electoral processes.
Using proof from broad fieldwork, Isabelle Werenfels exposes profitable survival thoughts of an opaque authoritarian elite in a altering household and foreign setting. the focus is on:
- the altering stability of energy among diverse elite segments
- the modes of new release switch and the several rising younger elite varieties
- constraints, responsibilities and possibilities bobbing up from elite embeddings in clienteles networks and in particular social and fiscal structures.
Building infrequent proof from fieldwork right into a multidisciplinary analytical framework, this ebook provides an important enter to the extra common literature on transition tactics and is especially suitable because the West pushes for democratic reforms within the center East and North Africa.
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15 Loyalties and networks that developed within these two competing groups as well as those formed within the different wilayaat laid the groundwork for regionalism, clanishness and clientelism within the ANP and remain important for understanding political dynamics and decision-making in contemporary Algeria. The same held true for loyalties stemming from common engagement of revolutionaries in the Ministère de l’Armement et des Liaisons Générales (MALG), the predecessor of the Sécurité Militaire (SM).
Hence, what is needed is a systemic approach that takes into consideration the fact that elites are not an independent variable but one that depends on and strongly interacts with other variables. Such an approach has to acknowledge that elites and society cannot be treated as completely separate entities, that elites are embedded in socio-cultural and economic structures in different, specific ways, and that external factors have an impact on the elite. The following is an attempt to build such a framework in a step-by-step approach, whereby each step sheds light from a different perspective on the elite and its interaction with non-elites as well as with structural factors.
Yet, the above-outlined four steps of analysis also highlight factors that have led to certain political changes. Closer ties with NATO and Europe, the globalization of justice, or the emergence of new social forces as a result of the changing national and international context are just a few examples. A discussion of the circumstances under which the high transition costs could drop may finally give some clues on how likely political system change in Algeria is in the near and middle term. Finally, the nature of the transition costs in Algeria will also provide hints as to whether such a change would indeed imply a transition to democracy or whether it would entail a transition to something other than a democratic regime.