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The Neo-Tribal Competitive Order In The Borderland Of Egypt And Libya

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This chapter starts with a brief overview about the society of the Aulad Ali Bedouin, the respective literature and its central arguments. The chapter introduces the contemporary mode of political organisation in the borderland while discussing "neo-tribal competitive order". Directly connected to this introduction is the examination of political leaders, who create and shape a great deal of this order. Subsequently, the chapter describes innovative political processes in the borderland. It introduces a variant of legal pluralism which is at stake in the borderland, and looks at the economical, political and cultural aspects of the borderland. The chapter closes with some theoretical ideas on local power and domination in North Africa.

Keywords: Aulad Ali Bedouin; borderland; neo-tribal competitive order; North Africa; political entrepreneurs



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