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Title Africa and the Arab Spring : a new era of democratic expectations.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : Africa Center for Strategic Studies, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  D 5.402:SP 3/NO.1    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (v, 62 pages) : color illustrations.
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computer c rdamedia
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Series ACSS special report ; no. 1
ACSS special report ; no. 1.
Note "November 2011."
"Principally authored by ... Joseph Siegle"--Page iii.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 57-60).
Contents Executive summary -- A year of change -- Africa's checkered democratic progress -- Triggers and drivers : Africa's changing democratic expectations -- Prospects for democratic transitions -- Africa's changing governance equation -- Recommendation -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Working group members.
Summary 2011 saw dramatic changes in Africa's governance landscape. Unprecedented popular demonstrations in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya led to the overturning of a century of autocratic rule in North Africa. These protests, demanding greater political freedom, economic opportunity, and an end to systemic corruption, have resonated deeply across Africa, sparking calls for change throughout the continent. Already home to more of the world's democratizing states than any other region, even modest reverberations from the Arab Spring on Africa's democratic trajectory will have implications for global governance norms, stability, and development. Recognizing the fluid nature of these events, the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) convened a Working Group of Africa democracy experts to take stock of the significance of the Arab Spring for African democracy. The objective was to evaluate the extent to which the Arab Spring would be a catalyst for further political change on the continent, the durability of such change, the influence of other drivers and counterweights to democratization, and their combined implications for African democracy in the coming years. Based on this analysis, the Working Group assessed priority actions that would be required of African and international actors to reinforce and sustain Africa's nascent democratic structures.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ACSS, viewed September 29, 2016).
Subject Arab Spring (2010-) (OCoLC)fst01896290
Arab Spring, 2010-
Protest movements -- Arab countries.
Democratization -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Social conditions.
Democratization. (OCoLC)fst00890123
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Protest movements. (OCoLC)fst01079826
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Africa, Sub-Saharan. (OCoLC)fst01239520
Arab countries. (OCoLC)fst01240128
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Online resources.
Added Author Siegle, Joseph T., 1961- author.
National Defense University. Africa Center for Strategic Studies, issuing body.
Gpo Item No. 0378-H-01 (online)
Sudoc No. D 5.402:SP 3/NO.1

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