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North Africa in Transition

The Struggle for Democracy and Institutions, 1st Edition

Edited by Ben Fishman


160 pages

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This book is the first comprehensive examination of North Africa’s political, security, and economic developments since the 2011 Arab Uprisings shook the Middle East.

North Africa in Transition examines how the people and governments of North Africa have responded to the Arab uprisings that shook the region’s politics in 2011. With individual chapters detailing key developments in Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia, the authors bring together a wide range of expertise to assess how a previously under-explored and politically static region underwent bursts or energy, protests, and war. Two of the regimes were completely transformed and two adapted to survive.

Of interest to North Africa specialists and scholars of democratic transitions, North Africa in Transition unravels the story of what has changed since 2011 and what security, political, and economic reforms are required to ensure progress and stability. The book argues that without the persistent and comprehensive development of key government institutions focused on creating jobs and providing security, the region risks future protests, terrorism or even revolution.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Ben Fishman 1. Tunisia, Nicole Rowsell 2. Libya, Borzou Daragahi 3. Morocco, Haim Malka 4. Algeria, Geoff Porter 5. Regional Jihadism, Jean-Pierre Filiu 6. Economic Priorities, Svetlana Milbert Conclusion, Ben Fishman

About the Editor

Ben Fishman is consulting senior fellow for the Middle East and North Africa at the IISS. He served for four years on the U.S. National Security Council, most recently as Director for North Africa and Jordan. An expert on Libya and Israeli-Arab affairs, he has published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Survival on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.

About the Series

Adelphi series

The Adelphi series is The International Institute for Strategic Studies' flagship contribution to policy-relevant, original academic research.

Six books are published each year. They provide rigorous analysis of contemporary strategic and defence topics that is useful to politicians and diplomats, as well as academic researchers, foreign-affairs analysts, defence commentators and journalists.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy