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Counter Revolutions via Extremists Groups. (c2016)

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dc.contributor.author Masri, Lamia
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-06T06:41:06Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-06T06:41:06Z
dc.date.copyright 1/5/2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-04-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3498
dc.description.abstract The end of the year 2010 incorporated a highly significant set of events in the Middle East And North Africa (MENA) region. Islamic radical groups have capitalized on the anarchy and have managed to spread terror in more than one Arab country. As a result, the promised democratic transition of the Arab Spring has been halted and countered by radical extremism. According to Samuel Huntington, every democratic wave has its counter reverse wave. Is the sequence of events in the MENA region considered to be a form of Huntington’s reverse wave, or is the MENA region and its Islamic radicalism antithetical to democracy? This thesis aims to draw a comparative analysis between a respectively successful transition presented by the Tunisian case study, verses a failed transition presented by the Syrian case study. The comparison is based on three levels of analysis- international community, regional powers, and local governance. The purpose of the comparison is to draw the main transitional indicators in both countries and link them to Huntington’s factors of reverse waves to be able to conclude whether Huntington’s theory of reverse waves can be applied to the MENA region. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Tunisia -- Politics and government -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Protest movements -- Tunisia -- History -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Syria -- Politics and government -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011- en_US
dc.subject Islamic fundamentalism -- Arab countries -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Democracy -- Arab countries en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Counter Revolutions via Extremists Groups. (c2016) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Tunisia vs. Syria en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200500452 en_US
dc.author.commembers Baroudi, Sami
dc.author.commembers Rowwayheb, Marwan
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: x, 79 leaves; ill.; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Salamey, Imad
dc.keywords Arab en_US
dc.keywords Spring en_US
dc.keywords Tunisia en_US
dc.keywords Syria en_US
dc.keywords Reverse en_US
dc.keywords Waves en_US
dc.keywords Democracy en_US
dc.keywords Radical en_US
dc.keywords Islam en_US
dc.keywords Moderate en_US
dc.keywords Transition en_US
dc.keywords MENA en_US
dc.keywords Exceptionalism en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references (leaves 73-79). en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2016.2 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US


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