Post Tagged with: "Arab Spring"

Review – After the Sheikhs

Review – After the Sheikhs

Davidson’s analysis falls short of the book subtitle’s stated purpose, as he fails to present any kind of hypothesis or scenario for the collapse of Persian Gulf Monarchies.

The Arab Spring and Women’s Rights in Tunisia

The Arab Spring and Women’s Rights in Tunisia

Although it is possible for Tunisia to retain its prominent place in the Arab world with regard to women’s rights, it depends on which political forces hold power in the long run.

Women’s Rights and the Arab Spring: Democracy at Stake

Women’s Rights and the Arab Spring: Democracy at Stake

It will be democracy, rather than revolutions, that will improve women’s rights in the Arab countries. However, the process of democratization is long and full of hurdles.

Cyberfeminism and its Political Implications for Women in the Arab World

Cyberfeminism and its Political Implications for Women in the Arab World

Garnering national support and inspiring followers across the globe, the intersection between gender and culture has come to define transnational Arab cyberactivism and cyberfeminism.

Egypt after Morsi: In Search for Political Legitimacy

Egypt after Morsi: In Search for Political Legitimacy

We are likely to witness a phase of political confrontation marked by occasional episodes of violence in Egypt. The outcome depends on how transitional authorities deal with three key challenges.

Egypt: Retreat from Democracy

Egypt: Retreat from Democracy

Though the toppling of Morsi is alarming and sets in motion a negative pattern, it is unlikely to freeze the democratic process to the point where the old status quo prevails indefinitely.

Interview – Tariq Ramadan

Interview – Tariq Ramadan

Professor Ramadan answers your questions about the compatibility of Islam and liberal democracy, prospects for the Arab Spring, and the ongoing crisis in Syria.

Erdorgan’s Difficulties Understanding the New Opposition

Erdorgan’s Difficulties Understanding the New Opposition

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has difficulty in understanding the new opposition and it is not clear that he has a particularly profound understanding of liberal democracy.

Egypt’s Three-Card Monte: The Arab Spring and Human Revolution

Egypt’s Three-Card Monte: The Arab Spring and Human Revolution

Egypt represents an exceptional case of disregard for structural authority, which undermines the need for formal governance and the purpose of the state.

The European Union and the Arab Spring: Business as Usual in Unusual Times?

The European Union and the Arab Spring: Business as Usual in Unusual Times?

In absence of a proper military capability, the EU has exercised the limited international actorness allowed by its Treaties – principally mediation and economic influence.

War in Syria: The Proxy Element

War in Syria: The Proxy Element

While there is a strong element of a proxy war behind the fighting in Syria, the forces and interests involved are best understood in terms of inter-state relations going back more than a decade.

Sexual Harassment in Tahrir Square

Sexual Harassment in Tahrir Square

Many have struggled to understand why sexual harassment in Egypt is increasing. Yet, it is clear that women and men in the post-revolutionary period will no longer keep silent.

The EU’s New Neighbourhood Policy: An Appropriate Response to the Arab Spring?

The EU’s New Neighbourhood Policy: An Appropriate Response to the Arab Spring?

The Arab Spring opened a window of opportunity for the EU to reformulate the European Neighbourhood Policy. However, it seems that the EU did not adequately exploit this opportunity.

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