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This list relates to the 2017-18 which ended on 18/08/2018
  1. Suggested readings 3 items
    There are no compulsory textbooks for purchase; nonetheless, the following books provide a good introduction to, and coverage of the issues examined in this module:
    1. Revolution and authoritarianism in North Africa - Frédéric Volpi 2017

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

    2. Democratization and authoritarianism in the Arab world - Larry Jay Diamond, Marc F. Plattner 2014

      Book 

  2. TUTORIALS

  3. Week 1 1 item
    1. No tutorials.

  4. Week 2: Framing social movements in North Africa 14 items
    1. Required readings 4 items
      1. Social movements, mobilization, and contestation in the Middle East and North Africa - Joel Beinin, Frédéric Vairel 2013

        Book  Read the introduction (digitised).

      2. Life as politics: how ordinary people change the Middle East - Asef Bayat 2010

        Book  Read the introduction (digitised).

      3. Rethinking mobilization in the Middle East after the Arab uprisings - James M. Jasper, Frédéric Volpi

        Chapter  Scanning not permitted; e-book not yet released; Dr Volpi will supply text to class

    2. Recommended readings 10 items
      1. North Africa's Arab Spring - E. G. H. Joffé 2013

        Book 

      2. Revolution, revolt and reform in North Africa: the Arab Spring and beyond - Ricardo René Laremont 2014

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

  5. Week 3: The evolution of authoritarianism 21 items
    1. Required readings 3 items
    2. Recommended readings 18 items
      1. Sultanistic regimes - H. E. Chehabi, Juan J. Linz 1998

        Book 

      2. Arab elites: negotiating the politics of change - Volker Perthes 2004

        Book  Chapter 1 has been digitised.

      3. Authoritarianism in the Middle East: regimes and resistance - Marsha Pripstein Posusney, Michele Penner Angrist 2005

        Book 

      4. Debating Arab authoritarianism: dynamics and durability in nondemocratic regimes - Oliver Schlumberger 2007

        Book  Chapter 1 has been digitised.

      5. North Africa: politics, region, and the limits of transformation - Yahia H. Zoubir, Haizam Amirah Fernández 2008

        Book 

      6. The Arab Spring: pathways of repression and reform - Jason Brownlee, Tarek E. Masoud, Andrew Reynolds 2015 (electronic book)

        Book 

  6. Week 4: The evolution of pseudo-democracy 16 items
    1. Required readings 4 items
      1. Mobilizing for democracy: comparing 1989 and 2011 - Donatella Della Porta 2014 (electronic book)

        Book  Read the introduction.

    2. Recommended readings 12 items
      1. The Impact of Election Systems - John M. Carey, Andrew Reynolds 2011

        Article 

      2. Democracy in the Arab world: explaining the deficit - Ibrahim Elbadawi, Samir A. Makdisi 2011 (electronic book)

        Book 

      3. Democratization and authoritarianism in the Arab world - Larry Jay Diamond, Marc F. Plattner 2014

        Book 

  7. Week 5: Acts, arenas, actors: starting a revolution 19 items
    1. Required readings 5 items
    2. Recommended readings 14 items
      1. The Global Context - Marc F. Plattner 2011

        Article 

  8. Week 6: The Tunisian revolution and its aftermath 23 items
    1. Required readings 4 items
      1. Tunisia after 14 January and its Social and Political Economy - Béatrice Hibou, Hamza Meddeb, Mohamed Hamdi 2011

        Article  (Section 1)

      2. Ben Ali's Fall - Peter J. Schraeder, Hamadi Redissi 2011

        Article 

      3. Army Guys - Clement M. Henry, Robert Springborg May/June 2011

        Article 

    2. Recommended readings 19 items
      1. The force of obedience: the political economy of repression in Tunisia - Béatrice Hibou 2011

        Book  The introduction has been digitised.

      2. Symposium: The Arab Uprisings and U.S. Policy: What Is the American National Interest? - Anthony H. Cordesman, Barak Barfi, Bassam Haddad, Karim Mezran 2011

        Article 

      3. Salafism in Tunisia: Challenges and Opportunities for Democratization - Stefano M. Torelli, Fabio Merone, Francesco Cavatorta 2012

        Article 

  9. Week 7: The Libyan revolution and its aftermath 22 items
    1. Required readings 4 items
    2. Recommended readings 18 items
      1. The Libyan Revolution and its aftermath - Peter Cole, Brian McQuinn 2015

        Book 

  10. Week 8: The reformation of Algerian authoritarianism 16 items
    1. Required readings 5 items
    2. Recommended readings 11 items
      1. Managing instability in Algeria: elites and political change since 1995 - Isabelle Werenfels 2009

        Book  The conclusion has been digitised.

  11. Week 9: The reformation of Moroccan authoritarianism 17 items
    1. Required readings 4 items
      1. The Limits of Limited Reforms - Michael McFaul, Tamara Cofman Wittes 2008

        Article 

    2. Recommended readings 13 items
      1. King Hassan’s Strategy of Political Dualism - Guilain Denoeux, Abdeslam Maghraoui 1998

        Article 

  12. Week 10: Explaining stability and change in North Africa 10 items
    1. International Journal of Communication (feature on the Arab Spring) 2011

      Journal  Scroll down to the bottom of the Features section and click on '+ More Features'.

    2. Recommended Reading 3 items
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