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Revolution and Authoritarianism in North Africa

Frédéric Volpi


This book analyses how the Arab uprisings, the sudden wave of leaderless protests that broke out in 2011, could produce regime change in a region until then characterized by authoritarian resilience. It investigates the factors that shaped the trajectories of the uprisings in four North African countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya. Using an interactionist perspective, it analyzes the three stages of regime change and authoritarian resilience during this wave of uprisings. The first stage corresponds to the implosion of the ruling authoritarian system. This episode is defined by a sha ... More

Keywords: Arab uprisings, Authoritarian resilience, Regime change, Protest behavior, Social mobilization, Deinstitutionalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190642921
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190642921.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frédéric Volpi, author
University of St Andrew's