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Civil society, Islamism and democratisation: the case of Morocco
  • F. Cavatorta
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Modern African Studies
  • 1 June 2006
The positive role that an active civil society plays in processes of democratisation is often highlighted in the literature. However, when it comes to the Middle East and North Africa, such activismExpand
‘Divided they stand, divided they fail’: opposition politics in Morocco
The literature on democratization emphasises how authoritarian constraints usually lead genuine opposition parties and movements to form alliances in order to make demands for reform to theExpand
The Arab Uprisings in Theoretical Perspective – An Introduction
The so-called ‘Arab Awakening’ is a momentous event that surprised both scholars and policy makers. For over a decade the paradigm of authoritarian resilience had dominated studies of the Arab world,Expand
The international context of Morocco's stalled democratization
Scholars of democratization have recently renewed their efforts to examine the influence of the international context in processes of transitions, by bridging comparative politics and internationalExpand
The End of Authoritarian Rule and the Mythology of Tunisia under Ben Ali
Rather than concentrating on potential explanations for the Tunisian uprising or focusing on the future challenges the country has, this article looks back at the time of Ben Ali and the mythologyExpand
Will the Real Tunisian Opposition Please Stand Up? Opposition Coordination Failures under Authoritarian Constraints
This contribution examines the reasons behind the failure of Tunisia's opposition to forge effective coordination and collaborative links during Ben Ali's reign, focusing specifically on theExpand
Continuity and change in party positions towards Europe in Italian parties: an examination of parties' manifestos
This paper analyses Italian parties' manifestos for national and European elections from 1979 to 1999 with the 'Wordscore' programme in order to gauge whether party positions with regard to theExpand
Beyond elections: perceptions of democracy in four Arab countries
ABSTRACT This article draws on public opinion survey data from Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan to investigate first, whether a “demand for democracy” in the region exists; second, how to measureExpand
Geopolitical Challenges to the Success of Democracy in North Africa: Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco
The promotion of democracy in developing countries has been at the top of the foreign policy agenda of most western countries in the last decade. This stems from the liberal sentiment that the spreadExpand
Neither Participation nor Revolution: The Strategy of the Moroccan Jamiat al-Adl wal-Ihsan
Scholars and students of Islamist movements are divided over the issue of Islamists' commitment to democracy and a number of studies have attempted to discover the true nature of Islamist parties.Expand
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