Democratisation in the Maghreb (Hardback)
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Democratisation in the Maghreb (Hardback)

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Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 30/07/2016
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The book offers fresh insight into the recent political development and contrasting experiences of four Maghreb countries: Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania. The Arab Spring affected them in different ways. Tunisia underwent profound change as Ben Ali was overthrown in a fortnight. Yet in Algeria, President Bouteflika won an unprecedented fourth term in office despite being too ill to campaign. What explains these variations? Why did Ben Ali's regime fall and Bouteflika's survive? Why has Morocco not gone the same way as Tunisia? And what of Mauritania, the often forgotten other Maghreb country?

This book addresses these and other questions by using Steven Levitsky and Lucan Way's celebrated model for examining regime transitions to analyse and compare the political development of Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania over the last ten years.

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9781474408974
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 509 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"J.N.C. Hill has produced a convincing account of politics in the Maghreb which is theoretically sophisticated and filled with empirical insight. It is particularly valuable for its inclusion of the case of Mauritania alongside those of Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, and deserves a wide readership among scholars and students alike." -- Vincent Durac, University College Dublin


"Democratisation in the Maghreb provides a good overview of the changing political landscape following the Arab Spring. In particular, it has the value of considering the under-studied aftermath of the 2011-12 protests in Algeria and Mauritania. Moreover, Hill's close reading of Levitsky and Way means that the volume is an important contribution to the theoretical literature on democratic transition." -- JAMES ROSLINGTON, The Maghreb Review


"[Democratisation in the Maghreb] addresses how the uprisings have changed politics in state-to-state dynamics, or international relations...One of Hill's most important contributions comes with its application of Levisky and Way's theory to North Africa, utilizing underexploited cases where it has never before been tested." -- Matt Buehler, Mediterranean Politics


"This book is original and timely. It is truly brilliant in many ways. I think it has almost everything a modern book on democratization in the Middle East and North Africa should have - a reliance on Levitsky and Wayne's model, openness to new approaches of democratization processes, and an understanding of the stumbling blocks facing democracy in North Africa and beyond. It is a sophisticated book that provides an elegant and useful analysis of the situation of democracy in the Maghreb before and after the Arab Spring." --
Moha Ennaji, University of Fes, Review of Middle East Studies (MESA)


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