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November 2014
This 4th edition of the ADI reflects the positive impact of the Arab Spring of 2011 of the 9 countries from its in-depth survey carried out by Arab social scientists.
November 2014
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November 2014, Asma Nouira
In this Jadal paper, the president of the Observatoire Tunisien de la Transition Démocratique looks at the rise of the Union patriotique libre (UPL) in Tunisia's legislative elections and the role of campaign funding and potential vote buying.
November 2014, Dina El Khawaga
As Sisi visited the US in October 2014, this Jadal paper discusses how the Egyptian regime is in the process of tightening its grip through holding unprecedented numbers of political detainees, incriminating all political activities by students, cracking down on human rights activists by criminalising receiving funding for human rights activities, and redrawing electoral constituencies in its favour ahead of the awaited legislative elections.
For the political transitions underway in the Arab world, different lessons may be drawn from experiences of countries that have passed through democratic transitions.
Despite the passage of more than three years since the outbreak of the revolution in Egypt, attempts to reform police and military institutions – or to develop democratic civilian rule – have not borne the desired fruit.
Despite the passage of more than three years since the outbreak of the revolution in Egypt, attempts to reform police and military institutions – or to develop democratic civilian rule – have not borne the desired fruit.
April 2014, Michael Robbins
A recent analysis of three public opinion surveys conducted as part of the Arab Barometer from 2006 to 2013 reveals that only a minority of citizens have positive evaluations of the government or the state of democracy in their country.