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    Book Review: Alfred Stepan’s ‘Democratic Transition in the Muslim World’

Book Review: Alfred Stepan’s ‘Democratic Transition in the Muslim World’

by Youssef Cherif

‘It first happens in Tunisia, then in Egypt’. This was the common saying in the euphoric days of 2011. Some observers continued to see parallels between the two countries in actions and developments until 2012 and even 2013. Then Abdel Fattah al-Sisi staged his coup. Since that fateful day of July 2013, the two countries went their […]

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    Revisiting the Cultural Field in Morocco and Tunisia after the ‘Arab Spring’

Revisiting the Cultural Field in Morocco and Tunisia after the ‘Arab Spring’

by Cristina Moreno Almeida
This article is part of a 7-part series assessing the prospects and challenges for the study of North Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring.

In December 2010, the young Hamada Ben Amor aka El General, a fairly unknown Tunisian rapper until then, was arrested for a song and music video he had posted online condemning the Tunisian […]

The Politics-Security Nexus in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia

by Francesco Milan
This article is part of a 7-part series assessing the prospects and challenges for the study of North Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring.

Speaking at a recent LSE event, Shaikh Rached Ghannouchi stressed how, throughout the Arab world, democracy is set to become the only game in town: ‘it is only a matter of time’, Ennahda’s founder […]

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    An Uprising in the Social Sciences? The Study of Middle East Politics in Transformation

An Uprising in the Social Sciences? The Study of Middle East Politics in Transformation

by Florian Kohstall
This article is part of a 7-part series assessing the prospects and challenges for the study of North Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring.

The ouster of two long-term presidents through popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia in 2011 quickly became a milestone event for scholars of Middle Eastern politics, very similar to the fall of […]

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    Book Review – Safwan Masri’s ‘Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly’

Book Review – Safwan Masri’s ‘Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly’

by Rory McCarthy
It is now nearly seven years since uprisings brought down authoritarian rulers across the Arab world, but only in Tunisia have there been significant achievements in consolidating a new democracy. There are two contradictory conclusions to draw from this. Either the Tunisian political process offers vital insights that might be applicable in other Arab countries, or the […]

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