Political Change in the Middle East and North Africa: After the Arab Spring

Editor: Szmolka, Inmaculada
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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ISBN: 978-1-47-441528-6
Category: Social Sciences - Political science
Image Count: 44
Book Status: Available
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Taking a comparative approach, this book considers the ways in which political regimes have changed since the Arab Spring. It addresses a series of questions about political change in the context of the revolutions, upheavals and protests that have taken place in North Africa and the Arab Middle East since December 2010, and looks at the various processes have been underway in the region: democratisation (Tunisia), failed democratic transitions (Egypt, Libya and Yemen), political liberalisation (Morocco) and increased authoritarianism (Bahrain, Kuwait, Syria).

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Table of Contents

  • Figures and tables
  • The contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction - Inmaculada Szmolka
  • PART I
  • 1 Analytical framework for a comparative study of change in political regimes - Inmaculada Szmolka
  • 2 The Arab Spring changes under the prism of international relations theory - Rafael Bustos
  • 3 Parties and party system change - Lise Storm
  • 4 Elections and electoral integrity - Guadalupe Martínez-Fuentes
  • 5 Constitutional reform processes - Ewa K. Strzelecka and María Angustias Parejo
  • 6 Government and power relations - Victoria Veguilla
  • 7 Good governance in MENA countries - Raquel Ojeda and Francesco Cavatorta
  • 8 Civil society and social movements - Carmelo Pérez-Beltrán and Ignacio Álvarez-Ossorio
  • 9 Public rights and liberties - Luis Melián
  • 10 Media and media freedom - Javier García-Marín
  • 11 Regional order and regional powers in the Middle East and North Africa - Jordi Quero and Eduard Soler
  • 12 The political and security repercussions of Islamic State in the MENA region - Marién Durán and Víctor Bados
  • 13 EU and EU member states’ responses to the Arab Spring - Irene Fernández-Molina
  • 14 The foreign policy of the United States following the Arab Spring - Juan Tovar
  • 15 Successful and failed transitions to democracy - Inmaculada Szmolka
  • 16 Political liberalisation processes - Inmaculada Szmolka and Irene Fernández-Molina
  • 17 Autocratisation, authoritarian progressions and fragmented states - Inmaculada Szmolka and Marién Durán
  • Appendix