Between Terror and Democracy

Algeria since 1989

By James D. Le Sueur  

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Algeria’s democratic experiment is seminal in post-Cold War history. In this book Le Sueur shows that Algeria is at the very heart of contemporary debates about Islam and secular democracy. Between Terror and Democracy is a lively examination of how the fate of one country is entwined with much greater global issues.

  • International Politics
  • Co-published with Zed Books
  • ISBN: 9781552663585
  • March 2010
  • 192 Pages
  • $24.95
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  • Introduction: Democratic Reforms, Terrorism and Reconciliation
  • Building a Postcolonial State
  • The Road to Reform
  • The Kingmakers: Generals and Presidents in a Time of Terror
  • The Bouteflika Era: Civil Society, Peace and Sidelining Generals
  • Energy and the Economy of Terror
  • A Genealogy of Terror: Local and Global Jihadis
  • The Future of Radical Islam: From the GSPC to AQMI
  • Killing the Messengers: Algeria’s Rhusdie Syndrome
  • Conclusion: A Historian’s Reflections on Amnesty in Algeria
  • Notes
  • Index


  • James D. Le Sueur

    University of Nebraska, Lincoln

    James D. Le Sueur is Associate Professor of History at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and has been a Senior Associate Member of the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College, Oxford.

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