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dc.contributor.authorVolpi, Frederic
dc.identifier.citationVolpi , F 2013 , ' Algeria versus the Arab Spring ' , Journal of Democracy , vol. 24 , no. 3 , pp. 104-115 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 51144034
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84880394850
dc.description.abstractWhat accounts for continuing authoritarian success in the Arab world today? In light of the “Arab Spring,” explanations of “authoritarian resilience” in the region clearly need to be revised. Consider the example of Algeria, which exemplifies a type of authoritarian resistance to popular challenges that is based on pseudodemocratization, redistributive patronage, and an effective use of the security apparatus. Despite its unsteady mode of authoritarian governance, the Algerian regime currently possesses the means to cope with the difficulties presented by popular uprisings. Yet it cannot survive in its current form for long, given its dwindling legitimacy, its lack of truly institutionalized mechanisms for transferring power, and the intrinsic limits of its system of patronage.
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dc.rights© 2013 National Endowment for Democracy and The Johns Hopkins University Press.en
dc.subjectJZ International relationsen
dc.titleAlgeria versus the Arab Springen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of International Relationsen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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