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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (1): 13–26.
Published: 01 January 2016
... resilience after the 2011 Arab popular uprisings Madawi Al-Rasheed The Middle East Centre, London School of Economics, London, UK ABSTRACT Although all Arab monarchies (Gulf Cooperation Council countries, Jordan and Morocco) witnessed varying degrees of mass protest during the Arab uprisings of 2011, none of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (4): 17–36.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Ahmed El Morabety This article explores the relationship between security and democracy in Morocco. It discusses the state’s behavior towards the popular uprisings, how it responds to the social movements demands, and how it manages the security unrests. Throughout, the discussion throws a light on...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (1): 32–50.
Published: 01 January 2017
... consequence and a reflection of the US’s interests in Egypt and the region in general. It argues that the seemingly successful removal of the Hosni Mubarak regime by popular uprisings and the rise of Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood signalled the success of democracy. However, Morsi’s controversial...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2012) 5 (2): 198–213.
Published: 01 April 2012
... fate of these popular uprisings remains in the balance, but it is all too clear that they have produced the most dramatic changes in the region since the mid-twentieth century which marked the end of the colonial era. This article aims to elucidate the import of term ‘the people’ and to whom it applies...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2012) 5 (1): 54–67.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Genevieve Barrons For the last decade, a debate has raged over the place of social media within popular uprisings. The 2011 Egyptian revolution shed new light on this debate. However, while the use of social media by Egyptians received much focus, and activists themselves pointed towards it as the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 51–78.
Published: 28 August 2020
.... The Arab uprisings, the well-known Arab Spring, led to the collapse of political regimes in the Arab region surrounding Saudi Arabia, as in Egypt and Yemen. However, the Saudi political regime was able to overcome this wave of popular revolutions and changes. Thus, this study attempts to answer a...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (4): 108–137.
Published: 10 December 2020
... uprisings and the failure of the democratically led popular intifadas, due to several domestic factors (which are outside the scope of the analysis here), on the one hand, and because of external (regional and international) intervention, especially from GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Qatar in...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (4): 45–69.
Published: 10 December 2020
... political culture and in popular practice. Yet, there is also a rival, official, political culture upheld by rulers and central elites that celebrates centralization and the strong state. Shifts in the predominance of one or the other tendency have coincided with shifts in the political economy of the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 98–122.
Published: 28 August 2020
... (SCAF), many state-owned media, as of 25 January 2011, promoted ideas and arguments in opposition to any social or political change, such as the persistent attack on the 25 January Revolution and the goals thereof, brushing it aside as the handiwork of a “foreign conspiracy.” Hence, popular terms such...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 79–97.
Published: 28 August 2020
... rules, sometimes through interpretation or continuation in their traditional form. For instance, the constitutional referendum is an expression of popular support for the king rather than a modern means of participation. The vast majority of those who participate in the constitutional referendum respond...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 27–53.
Published: 16 June 2020
... the only predictor of social mobilizations and it should be associated with other parameters of perceived injustice which produce discontent ( Goldstone 1982 ), it still plays a fundamental role in popular protests. The psychological mechanism to which the relationship between food prices and the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 27–53.
Published: 16 June 2020
... al. 2011 ; Van Zomeren, Postmes and Spears 2012 ). Such situations run the risk of producing uprisings based on emotions associated with primordial solidarities ( Geertz 1973 ). The case of the popular mobilization in the Rif region of Morocco illustrates the motivational basis of the mobilizations...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 8–26.
Published: 16 June 2020
... lies. However, despite its emphasis on social justice, freedom and equality, Arab socialism was based primarily upon economic improvements from above and not a popular democratic initiative ( Abdel-Malek 1964 , 46). The intelligentsia remained divided ideologically, between Marxism, Arab socialism, and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 8–26.
Published: 16 June 2020
... lies. However, despite its emphasis on social justice, freedom and equality, Arab socialism was based primarily upon economic improvements from above and not a popular democratic initiative ( Abdel-Malek 1964 , 46). The intelligentsia remained divided ideologically, between Marxism, Arab socialism, and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 121–137.
Published: 16 June 2020
... judiciary) seem to confirm the persistence of inherent drives towards forms of authoritarian leadership, choking the regular exercise of human rights. However, at the same time, the 2019 popular protests, demanding constitutional change, in Algeria (causing the resignation of Abdelaziz Buteflika), in Sudan...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 121–137.
Published: 16 June 2020
... of inherent drives towards forms of authoritarian leadership, choking the regular exercise of human rights. However, at the same time, the 2019 popular protests, demanding constitutional change, in Algeria (causing the resignation of Abdelaziz Buteflika), in Sudan (with the resignation of Omar el...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 146–156.
Published: 16 June 2020
... conclusion of that tale as well, had to postpone her execution once again. This went on for 1001 nights. In short, Shahryar had to put off Shahrazad’s execution from day to day until finally he abandoned his cruel act of revenge. Highly interested in Arab popular culture, the author explores “The Arabian...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 146–156.
Published: 16 June 2020
... nights. In short, Shahryar had to put off Shahrazad’s execution from day to day until finally he abandoned his cruel act of revenge. Highly interested in Arab popular culture, the author explores “The Arabian Nights” in an attempt to present the values, culture, and ideas prevalent in Arab societies...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 105–122.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy 2015 ). Against the backdrop of these emerging events, the European Neighborhood Policy was revised in 2011 6 to designate a response to the events of the Arab Spring, which, due to the popular uprisings and their consequences, have resulted in...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 23–45.
Published: 01 March 2020
... or a new popular uprising? Nevertheless, President Morsy and his government were overthrown in June 2013, 2 and Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi was declared interim president. Presently, the political climate in Egypt greatly resembles, if not mimics, that of the old Mubarak regime. The one...