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POLI 167 JT - The Arab Spring and the Remaking of the Middle East


Why did the Arab Spring end in authoritarian reassertion or state disintegration (with Tunisia as the sole success)?  Starting with the lineages of state formation and divergent trajectories of populist-authoritarianism, rentierism, praetorianism, and Islamist-secular polarization, we explore how various Arab states adapted to challenges in the 1980s-1990s and explore what led to the 2011 uprisings.  We ask what structural legacies and key choices set states on track for democratization, coups, civil war or monarchical reassertion after 2011, assess the influence of outside actors, and consider prospects for stability and democracy in the region.

Course Credit: 1.0
Offered: Every 1-2 years


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