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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2015; 8122–38 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.976403
Published: 01 January 2015
... Arab uprisings political economy economic growth science and technology productivity The political economy of democratic transition in the Arab situation Georges Corm* Saint-Joseph University, Institut de sciences politiques and Former Minister of Finance, Beirut, Lebanon The present article is...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2012; 54497–512 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2012.714575
Published: 01 October 2012
.... Consequently, a chronically weak state has emerged, divided along antagonistic sectarian loyalties with power shared according to sectarian consociationalism. In order to reveal the tenets of sectarian populism in Lebanon and their impacts on nation-building, the state and democratic transition, a nationwide...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2012; 5127–53 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2012.645665
Published: 01 January 2012
... action. The dense topography of mature political parties and organizations in Morocco factored in two ways: first, it permitted a stable environment for democratic transition, which was not new as a concept; and in a somewhat less positive regard, the compromises and concessions to numerous sides...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2015; 83379–397 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1051377
Published: 01 July 2015
... political party – the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) – and formally entered mainstream politics, providing a rare opportunity to examine the role of an Islamist party in the context of democratic transition. Contrary to concerns that the MB might use Egypt's political opening to install an undemocratic...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12417–36 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.17
Published: 01 December 2019
... the democratization process of the security sector, in particular, and on the trajectory of democratic transition in the kingdom, in general. Since his rise to the throne, Mohammed VI made several tentative moves towards the establishment of democracy in the kingdom. He launched important national...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 103372–391 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1341600
Published: 01 July 2017
... Mauritania Bedouin society Mauritanian political reform Mauritanian economic development democratic transformation of Mauritania Civil society and democratic transformation in Mauritania: the paradigm of transition and the antecedents of political change Ismail Bouganour Department of Political Science...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2013; 62198–210 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2013.782718
Published: 01 April 2013
... what is actually happening in the Arab world, amidst contradicting representation of facts and data. The study concludes that defining the ‘Arab Spring’ as democratic transformation is a premature judgement. What is happening, instead, can be considered a ‘transition from authoritarianism’. Democratic...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2015; 83363–378 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1049055
Published: 01 July 2015
... towards issues of political change, especially within the scope of the so-called ‘Arab Spring revolutions’. Therefore, the stages in the process of democratic transition require careful attention to avoid any relapse that may obstruct and destroy the transition, preventing the complete metamorphosis to...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2011; 44501–523 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2011.628966
Published: 01 October 2011
... the expense of both efforts to modernize and democratize. In the global context al-Sadoun sees hope for democratic transition provided that various Gulf rulerships and governments arrive at the conclusion that voluntary democratic reform is considerably less costly than suppression of the popular will...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2011; 44431–444 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2011.630884
Published: 01 October 2011
... detrimental to the project of democratic transition via apparatuses of civil society in which Syrian intellectuals and the middle class play a vital role. Syria is at a precipitous crossroads – a breaking point – and Kilo, as an insider long affiliated with the Syrian intellectual opposition, provides...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2011; 44463–483 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2011.632229
Published: 01 October 2011
... the course of the upheavals of the ‘Arab Spring’ where it has been difficult if not impossible to characterize the media as strictly a passive observer of events and not also an active participant in initiatives for ‘democratic transition’ and other. Finally, while previous incarnations of state...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2011; 4151–61 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2011.549765
Published: 01 January 2011
...-determination in Palestine and Iraq, and at the level of civil peace and territorial integrity in the Sudan, Somalia and Yemen, as well as on reform and democratic transition in many Arab countries. For a very long time there has not ceased to be a choice between development, social policies and Arab economic...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 104537–560 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1402482
Published: 01 October 2017
...Ben Ahmed Hougua The main hypothesis of this study is based on a causal relation between certain forms of emerging political culture in urban ecology, among the dissatisfied democrats, and the political protest in Arab capitals. This hypothesis is based on an implicit implication that the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 10193–117 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1279384
Published: 01 January 2017
... to exert veto power from above the elected repre- sentatives of the people. Since these institutions in their present shape was not the product of a democratic state, or even a state of law, but had been part and parcel of the autocratic state, this represented a huge problem for the transition...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13254–80 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.2.54
Published: 16 June 2020
... . 2011 . “The Role of Civil Society Institutions in the Process of Democratic Transition in Jordan (1989–2009) .” Master’s thesis, Political Science Department, Middle East University . Al-Quraan , Sultan , and Hashim Al-Taweel . 2013 . “The Ability of Political Alienation Dimensions to...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 1328–26 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.2.8
Published: 16 June 2020
...-protection-policies-in-the-middle-east-north-african-region-mena/ . Joya , Angela . 2011 . “The Egyptian Revolution: Crisis of Neoliberalism and the Potential for Democratic Politics .” Review of African Political Economy 38 ( 129 ): 367 – 86 . doi:10.1080/03056244.2011.602544...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13227–53 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.2.27
Published: 16 June 2020
... years before weakening under political alternation (1998–2003) to stabilize thereafter at around the value 3 of the index. Unlike democratic governments where the electoral cost of demobilization by the authorities is carefully observed, the value of power in Morocco is measured by the ability to...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 132121–137 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.2.121
Published: 16 June 2020
... annonce une loi sur le crime terroriste.” https://news.gnet.tn/archives/revue-de-presse-nationale/tunisie-samir-dilou-annonce-une-loi-sur-le-crime-terroriste/id-menu-958.html Haggard , Stephan , and Robert R. Kaufman . 2016 . “Democratization during the Third Wave.” Annual Review of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13146–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.46
Published: 01 March 2020
... democratic transition, or at least its formal level, would deviate from its intended course and that it would not achieve any satisfactory result. The absence of the state and its institutions, consolidated by the increase in the number of armed militias that hijacked institutions and harnessed them for...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 131128–138 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.128
Published: 01 March 2020
... between the “Muslim Brotherhood” and secular figures of the “Damascus Declaration,” issued in October in 2005 by numerous opposition groups and individuals calling for gradual and peaceful transition to a multiparty democracy in Syria. The book consists of two main sections. The first is reminiscent...