The transformations which are taking place in the Arab world are dynamic processes characterised by a number of variables that one can refer to as actors and factors.
The implications of the Arab uprisings are important for the world at large; the Arab world’s successes, and failures, at this crucial moment may well serve as a model for other nations. Political and Constitutional Transitions in North Africa focuses on five Northern African countries- Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Libya and Algeria- examining specific institutions and actors participating in the political upheavals in North Africa since 2011, and placing them in a comparative perspective in order to better understand the processes at work. This book addresses issues pertinent to North African and Middle Eastern Studies, comparative constitutional law, political science and transitional studies and it contains contributions by experts in all these fields.
Providing a significant contribution to the understanding of events that followed the immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia, this book is a valuable contribution to North African Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Comparative Constitutional Law and Transitional Studies.
Preface – Justin O. Frosini & Francesco Biagi 1 Introduction – Justin O. Frosini & Francesco Biagi 2 Ennahdha: Moderation and Compromise in Tunisia’s Constitutional Bargain –Duncan Pickard 3 Egypt: A Constitutional Court in an Unconstitutional Setting – Nathan J. Brown 4 The Pilot of Limited Change: Mohammed VI and the Transition in Morocco – Francesco Biagi 5 Actors and Factors in Libya’s Revolution – Karim Mezran and Eric Knecht 6 Algeria: The Outlier State? – John P. Entelis 7 Transitions from Authoritarian Rule following the Arab Uprisings: A Matter of Variables – Justin O. Frosini & Francesco Biagi
This series examines new ways of understanding democratization and government in the Middle East. The varied and uneven processes of change, occurring in the Middle Eastern region, can no longer be read and interpreted solely through the prism of Euro-American transitology. Seeking to frame critical parameters in light of these new horizons, this series instigates reinterpretations of democracy and propagates formerly ‘subaltern,’ narratives of democratization. Reinvigorating discussion on how Arab and Middle Eastern peoples and societies seek good government, Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government provides tests and contests of old and new assumptions.