Understanding regime divergence in the post-Uprising Arab states

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Despite the fact that democracy was a main demand of the protestors who spearheaded the Arab uprisings, five years later only Tunisia qualifies as democratic while elsewhere the outcomes have been either authoritarian restoration or failing states. This paper seeks to understand these three divergent trajectories in the post-Uprising Arab states, with Tunisia, Egypt and Syria taken as representative of each.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-52
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Historical Sociology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2018


  • Arab Uprising
  • Historical Sociology
  • Democratisation
  • Authoritarianism
  • Failed states


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