Puzzles of Political Change in the Middle East: Political Liberalisation, Authoritarian Resilience and the Question of Systemic Change

Author
Oliver Schlumberger
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
German Development Institute (DIE)
Abstract
The discussion paper deals with two questions: (i) Have the changes witnessed in the Arab region since 2010/-11 led to systemic transitions? - and, since the question is negated: Have political changes made systemic transitions more likely than before?
Topic
Politics, Authoritarianism, Resilience, Liberalization
Political Geography
Middle East