The 'Fall' of the Arab Spring : Democracy's Challenges and Efforts to Reconstitute the Middle East

The 'Fall' of the Arab Spring : Democracy's Challenges and Efforts to Reconstitute the Middle East

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Constitutional bargains are seen as cornerstones of democratic transitions in much of the world. Yet very few studies have theorized about the link between constitution-making and democratization. Shifting the focus on democratization away from autocratic regime break down, this book considers the importance of inclusive constitution-building for democratization. In this pathbreaking volume, Tofigh Maboudi draws on a decade of research on the Arab Spring to explain when and how constitutional bargains facilitate (or hinder) democratization. Here, he argues that constitutional negotiations have a higher prospect of success in establishing democracy if they resolve societal, ideological, and political ills. Emphasizing the importance of constitution-making processes, Maboudi shows that constitutions can resolve these problems best through participatory and inclusive processes. Above all, The 'Fall' of the Arab Spring demonstrates that civil society is the all-important link that connects constitutional bargaining processes to democratization.

ISBN

9781009023382

Publication Date

2022

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

City

Cambridge, England

Keywords

Arab Spring (2010-), Arab countries, World politics, Comparative government

Disciplines

International Relations | Other Political Science | Political Science

The 'Fall' of the Arab Spring : Democracy's Challenges and Efforts to Reconstitute the Middle East

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