Accession Number : AD0706406

Title :   POLITICAL FUNCTIONS OF THE MILITARY IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : OPERATIONS RESEARCH INC WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Perlmutter,Amos

Report Date : 31 MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The purpose of the research was to examine the nature, causes and consequences of military-political entervention in developing polities. Military intervention was studied in seven Middle Eastern states. 41 coups and counter coups were analyzed. Variables such as the success and failure of coups; organized mass and political support; opposition or indifference to coups; the ideological orientations of the coups; the type of regime legitimation; the rank of the coup makers; and the legacy of the military establishment were examined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POLITICAL SCIENCE, *MIDDLE EAST), MILITARY GOVERNMENT, INSURGENCY, COUNTERINSURGENCY, POPULATION, ARABIA, SYRIA, ISRAEL, EGYPT

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE