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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (4): 17–36.
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 (2019) 12 (3): 83–98.
Published: 03 September 2019
...Mohamed Fouad El Achouri This article tackles the issue of sovereignty in the Moroccan political system and argues that there are formally two sources of legitimacy, royal and democratic, with deeper implications for decision-making and political power. The article analyzes this phenomena as...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (3): 65–82.
Published: 03 September 2019
... national state implements the same colonial policy and thereby has become the biggest client, offering favors for obedience and allegiance to it. Today, this is the greatest challenge Mauritania faces to break free from traditional political practice and move towards democratization and a peaceful transfer...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2013) 6 (2): 198–210.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Abdelkader Abdelali This article looks at the literature on democratization in the Arab world, and links it to the ongoing political change since the ‘Arab Spring’. Whereas assessing the ongoing events in the Arab world as an ‘Arab Spring’ or revolution is still a matter of speculation, there is a...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (4): 41–62.
Published: 04 December 2018
...Huda Al-Tamimi Parliamentary gender quotas have become increasingly prevalent since the 1990s, yet in-depth research illuminating their effects on women’s political agency remains scarce. Iraq’s political evolution offers a unique perspective on feminist, democratization, and gender quota...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (4): 561–576.
Published: 01 October 2017
... on the analysis of factors that led to the change in the position of Hamas with regard to democratic practice, from boycotting the first parliamentary elections in 1996 to actively participating in the 2006 elections. It discusses a number of factors: first, the internal organizational factors of the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (3): 372–391.
Published: 01 July 2017
...-African La Baule Summit in which French Pre- sident François Mitterand stated that African political regimes ought to orient towards taking the democratic path in conducting affairs of state and governance and linked the receipt of French aid to democratization of political life in those countries. In...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2012) 5 (1): 86–106.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Khal f a Al-Kuwa r Associate Coordinator in the Project for Democratic Studies in the Arab Countries The countries of the Arab Gulf have witnessed a wave of production of national strategies and vision initiatives, most of which have been developed by foreign firms and consultants, and many of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2011) 4 (4): 501–523.
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 (2015) 8 (1): 22–38.
Published: 01 January 2015
... context of rent economies that cannot produce real democratic institutions. The author first makes an attempt through several indicators to identify and describe the main symptoms of this bad growth; and then he describes how to move from a rent-based and unproductive economy to a virtuous and inclusive...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 3–24.
Published: 28 August 2020
... context of the revolutions of both information and social networks, which are then integrated by accelerating the movement of public awareness of their own political rights, especially democratization of their country and their lifestyles. These information and social media revolutions will establish a...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (4): 537–560.
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 (2012) 5 (4): 497–512.
Published: 01 October 2012
... Unity Studies 2012 democratization populism sectarianism divided society power sharing consociationalism Lebanese politics Democratic transition and sectarian populism: the case of Lebanon Imad Salameya and Paul Tabarb,c aLebanese American University (LAU), Beirut, Lebanon; bInstitute for...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2009) 2 (4): 576–586.
Published: 01 October 2009
... ethical decolonization, or de-Zionization of historic Palestine. Such a process is premised on a revitalized, democratized Palestinian civil resistance movement with a clear vision for a shared, just society and effective worldwide support for reaffirming Palestinian rights and ending Israel's violations...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (1): 91–106.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ruth Hanau Santini; Giulia Cimini In Tunisia, the notion and understanding of security, while no longer focused on regime security, remains a top-down, state-security understanding, rather than a societal one. Further, while the 2014 democratic Constitution devised significant checks and balances...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2012) 5 (1): 27–53.
Published: 01 January 2012
... new urgency to the issue of constitutional reforms that had been broached initially on the accession of Muhammad VI to the throne in 1999. Since independence, Moroccan political society has typically been vibrant, democratic and home to numerous political parties of various orientations and, since the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2011) 4 (2): 113–122.
Published: 01 April 2011
... Arab Democratic Spring : lessons derived Taylor and FrancisRCAA_A_577276.sgm10.1080/17 50912 2011.577276Contemporary Arab Affairs755-0912 (pri t)/1755-0920 (online)Article2 11 & Francis0 00002011D Khair El-D Ha eebh seebk@c us.o g lbOver the last three months a wave of revolutions, uprisings and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2015) 8 (3): 379–397.
Published: 01 July 2015
... directly challenged the regime. According to the paradox of moderation , the temperance of an anti-system movement decreases the likelihood that it will contribute to processes of democratization (Tezcur 2010). The traits that had enabled the MB to survive under semi-authoritarianism prevented it from...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (3): 426–442.
Published: 01 July 2017
... Arab universities discourse, activities and programmes: . Democracy itself in its very term was looked for in its very variations, such as demo- cratic , democratization , democratic practice , democratic behaviour , democratic entity , democratic policy , election , representation , bodies...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 98–122.
Published: 28 August 2020
... democratization in most comparative media literature, the Egyptian case demonstrated not only a divergence from the Latin American and East European models but also a reversal when it came to the widely held assumptions regarding state–media relationships in the a situation of political transition. Therefore...