Five years after the Arab Spring: a critical evaluation

  title={Five years after the Arab Spring: a critical evaluation},
  author={B{\"u}lent Aras and Richard A. Falk},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={2252 - 2258}
  • B. ArasR. Falk
  • Published 28 September 2016
  • Political Science
  • Third World Quarterly
Abstract A new political geography has emerged in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) after the Arab Spring. The transformative impact of the popular upheavals appeared to put an end to long-term authoritarian regimes. Today, the region is far from stable since authoritarian resilience violently pushed back popular demands for good governance and is pushing to restore former state structures. However, the collective consciousness of the popular revolts endures, and a transformative prospect… 

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