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Democratisation in the Maghreb

J.N.C. Hill


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 ... More

Keywords: North Africa, Maghreb, Arab Spring, Levitsky and Way, Competitive authoritarianism, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474408974
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408974.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J.N.C. Hill, author
King's College London

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