February 15, 2013

Will Arab Spring Lead to More Dictatorships?

Albertus & Menaldo, New York Times

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The recent assassination of a leading secular opposition figure in Tunisia has cast a dark cloud on what many had hoped would serve as a model for democratic transition in countries swept by the Arab Spring. The sad fact is that many revolutions lead to renewed dictatorships. But the good news is that even a rocky and prolonged transition can produce stable democracy.

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TAGGED: revolutions, dictatorships, Arab Spring


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