External dynamics of democratization and the Arab Spring. (c2013)

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dc.contributor.author Harb, Ghina A.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-22T10:30:07Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-22T10:30:07Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-08-22
dc.date.submitted 2013-06-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1542
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 73-84). en_US
dc.description.abstract The Arab uprisings have unleashed a wave of authoritarian regime breakdowns in a number of Arab states. Students of Arab politics are consequently examining how the Arab world fits with existing democratic transition paradigms. The main causal variables used in these paradigms pertain to domestic dynamics, however. Yet post authoritarian regime breakdown dynamics in the Arab world underscore the role of external variables in subsequent democratic transitions. Taking Libya and Bahrain as case studies, this thesis unpacks the role of these external variables. It takes external dynamics as the independent variable and, concomitantly, regime breakdown or maintenance as the dependent variable. A number of indicators are operationalized in a comparative examination of the two cases. The thesis argues that external dynamics are a double-edged sword: they play a determining role in Arab Spring uprisings, either in the direction of authoritarian regime breakdown or persistence. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Arab Spring, 2010- en_US
dc.subject Democratization -- Arab countries en_US
dc.subject Authoritarianism -- Arab countries en_US
dc.subject Arab countries -- Politics and government -- 21st century en_US
dc.title External dynamics of democratization and the Arab Spring. (c2013) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Is it the region's sisyphean curse? en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200702226 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Sami Baroudi
dc.author.commembers Dr. Jennifer Skulte-Ouaiss
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: xiv, 84 leaves; 31 cm. Available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Bassel F. Salloukh
dc.keywords Arab Spring en_US
dc.keywords Authoritarianism en_US
dc.keywords Democratic transitions en_US
dc.keywords NATO en_US
dc.keywords Uprising en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2013.8 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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