Prerequisites for a peaceful transition. (c2013)

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dc.contributor.author Fayad, Khalil Ibrahim
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-22T10:42:07Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-22T10:42:07Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-08-22
dc.date.submitted 2013-06-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1543
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 80-85). en_US
dc.description.abstract The Arab Spring brought optimism about the prospect of democratization in the region. However, transition toward democracy was often violent, prompting concerns about the price of freedom. While Egypt and Tunisia underwent smooth and relatively peaceful transition in ousting autocratic regimes, both Libya and Syria were devastated by violent confrontations. This thesis examines four claimed prerequisites for peaceful transitions: the existence of civil society, degree of economic disparity, military loyalty to the regime, and the utilization of social media. A comparative country analysis is conducted to compare the various propositions in Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen. An index table of peaceful transitions is developed. The thesis revels that among the decisive factors contributing to violent or peaceful transition lies in the Military’s loyalty to the regime. Yet, the strength of civil society and the spread-out of economic grievances are significant aspects that cab neutralize the regime’s coercive apparatuses. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Arab Spring, 2010- en_US
dc.subject Civil society -- Arab countries en_US
dc.subject Democracy -- Arab countries en_US
dc.subject Democracy -- Arab countries en_US
dc.subject Arab countries -- Politics and government -- 21st century en_US
dc.title Prerequisites for a peaceful transition. (c2013) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Lessons from the Arab Spring. 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 200700125 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Sam Baroudi
dc.author.commembers Dr. Marwan Rowayheb
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: xiii, 85 leaves; 31 cm. Available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Imad Salamey
dc.keywords Democratic transitions en_US
dc.keywords Military loyalty en_US
dc.keywords Civil society en_US
dc.keywords Economic disparity en_US
dc.keywords Social media en_US
dc.keywords Arab Spring en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2013.9 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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