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Trouble ahead, trouble behind: challenges of transition for the Arab spring

Carnegie, Paul J. (2012) Trouble ahead, trouble behind: challenges of transition for the Arab spring. Europolis: Journal of Political Science and Theory, 6 (1). pp. 31-41. ISSN 1582-4969

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It is no exaggeration to say that the events sweeping the Arab World in the past year have gripped us all and I guess a lot of us (myself included) are still trying to grapple with their implications. Yet, at this stage I think it is better to exercise caution before coming to any definitive conclusions about post-uprising politics. For no other reason than there are few guarantees during a transitional phase. Drawing on lessons from the field of democratization studies, the following article argues that the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region faces some major obstacles in what will be difficult times ahead for its post-authoritarian political reform.

Item Type: Journal Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arab Spring, democratization, MENA, post-uprising politics, transitions
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
Depositing User: Repo Editor
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 02:59
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2016 02:59

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