Low-Key Politics

Local-Level Leadership and Change in the Middle East

By Richard T. Antoun

Subjects: Politics
Paperback : 9781438451244, 285 pages, June 1979
Hardcover : 9780873953733, 285 pages, June 1979

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Table of contents

Tables, Charts, Maps

Transliteration of Arabic Letters and Symbols


Chapter One Introduction to the Study and Its Conceptual Framework

Chapter Two The Social Structural Background of the Political Process: The Village and Clan as Movement and Machine

Chapter Three The Development of Criteria for Distinguishing Core and Support: Four Points of View

Chapter Four The Mayors: Strategy, Tactics, and Intercalary Leadership

Chapter Five The External Arena: Its Roles and Resources

Chapter Six Subversion, Confrontation, and Encounter: The Case For and Against Cyclical Change

Chapter Seven Individual Differences, Influence, and Leadership






Study of a Jordanian village, focusing on the choice of available political strategies.