With breathtaking speed, massive popular protests across the Arab world have swept away two Arab strongmen and shaken half a dozen monarchies and republics to their core. But the Arab world has yet to witness any fundamental change in ruling elites and even less in the nature of governance.
From: London Review of Books.
Issandr El Amrani
‘Egypt is not Tunisia,’ the pundits repeatedly said on television after Zine Abedine Ben-Ali fled Tunis for Saudi Arabia. They pointed to the differences between the two countries: one small, well-educated, largely middle-class; the other the largest in terms of population in the Arab world, with a high rate of illiteracy and ever widening inequality.
February 1, 2011 – CDDRL, FSI Stanford Op-ed
Larry Diamond – Stanford University
After nearly 30 years on the throne, Egypt’s modern-day pharaoh, Hosni Mubarak, will soon follow in the footsteps of Tunisia’s dictator, Ben Ali. The only question is not whether he will leave the presidency of Egypt, or even when, but how. ….
January 18, 2011 – Op-ed
Appeared in CDDRL, January 18, 2011
Larry Diamond – Director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University
The toppling of a brutal, corrupt, and long-ruling dictator, Zine el Abidine ben Ali, is an extraordinary achievement for the diverse elements of Tunisian society who came out into the streets in recent weeks to demand change.
anuary 17, 2011 – Program on Arab Reform Op-ed
Lina Khatib – Program Manager, Program on Good Governance and Political Reform in the Arab World at CDDRL, Stanford University
It took just 29 days for President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to flee Tunisia after mass protests erupted in the country. Twenty-three years of authoritarian rule crumbling in less than a month is rather remarkable, especially considering the relative “calm” that had prevailed in Tunisia during those two decades.
In association with the Routledge journal ‘Mediterranean Politics’
January 18th, 2011
By Emma Murphy (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12215808)
Managing change is a difficult business at the best of times
For Tunisia’s new interim national unity government, it is going to be a tough job satisfying the political aspirations of the Tunisian public, whilst at the same time restoring the stability which has long been Tunisia’s crucial economic asset.
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