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The Transition Towards Revolution and Reform: The Arab Spring Realised?

Sonia L. Alianak


This book asks why some Arab Spring uprisings led to reforms and others to revolutions. The Arab Spring created attempts to transition towards democracy by the peoples of Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco and Jordan. This study compares methods used by secular leaders of Tunisia and Egypt in dealing with people power demanding revolution, with those resorted to by the monarchs of Morocco and Jordan in accommodating their people’s priority of reform. In contrast with the monarchs, the secular leaders avoided resorting to the palliative of religion to ensure the stability of their rule and were, as a resu ... More

Keywords: Revolutions, Reforms, Religion, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Arab Spring uprisings, Monarchs, secular leaders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748692712
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692712.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sonia L. Alianak, author
University of Texas--Pan American

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