Accession Number:

AD0707643

Title:

BERBERS IN THE ALGERIAN POLITICAL ELITE,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Political life in newly independent countries is frequently dominated by severe ethnic conflicts. Tibal, linguistic, racial and religious differences have all served as the bases of political movements that have challenged the authority of the state. In Algeria, deep conflicts and divisions have been present, but despite the existence of a sizable Berber minority, there has not been a Berber problem, particularly at the level of elite politics. The document considers why Algeria has managed to avoid conflicts rooted in ethnic particularism during its short history as an independent nation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE