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Monarchy and Effective Governance: The Success of Middle Eastern Monarchies and the Arab Spring

@inproceedings{Westberg2017MonarchyAE,
  title={Monarchy and Effective Governance: The Success of Middle Eastern Monarchies and the Arab Spring},
  author={Michael Voice Westberg},
  year={2017}
}
The purpose of this thesis is to examine the outcomes of the 2011 Arab Spring from the perspective of regime types within the Middle East and North Africa. The intense year of protest that spread throughout the Arab world had disparate effects between countries which this paper investigates. Utilizing an institutional approach, I separate the Arab world into monarchic and republican systems relying on data provided by the Arab Barometer II and III. Theoretically, I suggest, and find evidence to… 

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