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Reconsidering the. Robustness of. Authoritarianism in the Middle East. Lessons from the Arab Spring. Eva Bellin. Valeriia Gladkaia, učo Reconsidering the Robustness of Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Lessons Author Eva Bellin; Book or Journal Comparative Politics; Vol. ROA is still valid in explaining the Arab Spring. “the coercive apparatus capacity and will + the level of political mobilization are decisive”.

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Reconsidering the Robustness of Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Lessons from the Arab Spring

You can also specify a CiteULike article id. In Tunisia, an epochal example of this is the Barakat Al-Sahil affair.

How do I set a reading intention To set a reading intention, click through to belkin list item, and look for the panel on the left hand side: This national spectacle is a perfect example of controversial coup-proofing in action—a heavily militarized police monitoring the activities of an apolitical military and punishing it to keep the regime safe. High CapacityLow Resilience: The cases were chosen with three ideas in mind. The explanatory differences are several.

The events of the Arab Spring have suggested the necessity of rethinking the logic of authoritarian persistence in the Arab world. You can filter on reading intentions from the listas well as view them within your profile. In Tunisia, police officers worked more than 12 bbellin a day, earning less than the wages of bus driver. At the same time, it is well established that years of police brutality and Interior Ministry humiliation was a huge driving force behind the Arab Spring.


Case Selection Egypt and Tunisia serve as the primary pro-cases while China is considered as a counter-case at the end.

Third Place — Repatriating Machu Picchu: Nassif effectively summarizes the polarizing implications of this event: Lessons from the Arab Spring. In Egypt, the specific incidents have been quite different but the outcomes are similar. The Yale Review of International Studies is an undergraduate journal dedicated to publishing both opinion and long-form scholarship on contemporary global issues: Accessed February 27, Competition for resources In both Egypt and Tunisia, the two bodies have continually fought for limited state financial resources.

Hence, by substantially varying the conditions under which security forces chose to repress, sectarian cases disable comparison with cases like Egypt and Tunisia.

Your reading intentions are also eca in your profile for future reference. References Publications referenced by this paper. In some cases, the regime deliberately orchestrated the rift e.

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The Robustness of Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Comparative Politics Januarypp. Here, it is useful to acknowledge that the Arab Spring was unprecedented in its magnitude and anomalous in its impact.


Egypt and Tunisia serve as the primary pro-cases while China is considered as a counter-case at the end. Read about how we use cookies.

Violent crackdown had few precedents, and public reconsieering meant defection could seem attractive. Here’s an example of what they look like: Honorable Mention — Disaggregating the Coercive Apparatus: As a disclaimer, it is important to acknowledge that decision-making is not always possible to unravel and justify, especially when closed institutions like the military and Interior Ministry in a closed region like the Middle East are involved.

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It has already been established that the agency-army tussle over the years disenchanted the military but actually wooed and benefited the security forces.

Sectarianism and coup-proofing strategies in Bahrain. Setup a permanent sync to delicious. YIRA members automatically receive the update.