Political Repression, Democratization and Civil Conflict in Post-Independence Algeria

@article{Testas2002PoliticalRD,
  title={Political Repression, Democratization and Civil Conflict in Post-Independence Algeria},
  author={Abdelaziz Testas},
  journal={Democratization},
  year={2002},
  volume={9},
  pages={106 - 121}
}
  • A. Testas
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Political Science
  • Democratization
This article applies the inverted U-shape theory to Algeria's experience with political repression, democratization and civil conflict. It aims to provide insights into Algeria that other theoretical approaches, such as the clash of civilization, do not. The main findings point to the central role of economic dissatisfaction in promoting political change (democratization) as well as political instability (armed conflict). 

Spillover democratisation: Reflections from MENA politics

  • Sujay Ghosh
  • Political Science
    Asian Journal of Comparative Politics
  • 2021
‘Spillover democratisation’ is an ongoing process. It envisages that democratic values, institutions and practices continue to spread and evolve through various pathways – horizontal, geographical

Electoral Support for Islamic Parties in the Middle East and North Africa

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is often regarded as an area where it is difficult to stabilize democracy. This notion is reinforced by the fact that, in the most recent set of

Democratization and the Arab Spring: A Theoretical Perspective

Abstract: Democratization in a broad sense is a continuous process of sensitization and practice of given, rationalized, normative conditions to regulate relations among the state, society, and

Examining Critical Junctures in Macroeconomic Policy in Nondemocratic States: Algeria and Jordan in Comparative Perspective

The article uses the critical junctures framework in examining changes in macroeconomic policy in Algeria and Jordan during the late 1980s to determine if these policy changes constituted critical

Terror, oil and repression in Algeria

This paper investigates the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on human rights in Algeria. No direct link is discovered between foreign investment and the repression of human rights. This is

From Kinship to Trust

Research on recruitment has neglected the possible influence of political instability and civil wars. This article seeks to redress this gap, by providing insights into recruitment and selection

Employee relations in Algeria: a historical appraisal

Purpose – The paper seeks to examine the evolution of, and assesses current trajectories of change in, the Algerian employee relations system.Design/methodology/approach – The paper reviews a range

Politique économique et résilience autoritaire en Algérie

Cet article examine la contradiction au coeur des Etats rentiers, partages entre la necessite de reformer radicalement une economie exclusivement dependante du gaz et du petrole, et les intentions

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 28 REFERENCES

Income Inequality, Regime Repressiveness, and Political Violence

Death rate from political violence is postulated to vary cross-nationally as a positively accelerated time-lagged function of income inequality and as a nonmonotonic inverted "U" function of regime

Policy for Post-conflict Societies: Reducing the Risks of Renewed Conflict

Prepared for The Economics of Political Violence Conference, March 18-19, 2000, Princeton University, cosponsored by the Center of International Studies, Princeton University, and the Development

Is the Third Wave Over?

Since the overthrow of Portugal's dictatorial regime in April 1974, the number of democracies in the world has multiplied dramatically. Before the start of this global trend toward democracy, there

Wars between democracies: Rare, or nonexistent?

It is often asserted that democratic states never fight wars against each other, but there is a rather lengthy list of exceptions to that rule that are consistently or prominently mentioned in the

Justice-seeking and loot-seeking in civil war

Civil war is both a human tragedy and a major impediment to development. Most of the world's poorest countries are experiencing or have recently experienced such conflict. The authors use a

Colorful Community or Ethnic Witches' Brew?

This article investigates the relationship between multiethnicity and domestic conflict from 1946 to 1992. Multiethnicity is measured by the size of the largest ethnic group, the number of ethnic

Natural Resource Abundance and Economic Growth

One of the surprising features of modern economic growth is that economies with abundant natural resources have tended to grow less rapidly than natural-resource-scarce economies. In this paper we

Natural Resource Abundance and Economic Growth

This paper explores whether natural resource abundance leads, other things equal, to slower growth rates. We distinguish between natural resource dependence (RD) and the natural resource endowment

An Example.

  • Ifail
  • Biology, Medicine
    Journal of the National Medical Association
  • 1942

Towards Democratic Civil Peace?: Opportunity, Grievance and Civil War 1816–1992’, paper presented to the DECGR Launch Workshop ‘Civil Conflicts, Crime and Violence in Developing Countries

  • World Bank, Washington DC,
  • 1999