Reconsidering the. Robustness of. Authoritarianism in the Middle East. Lessons from the Arab Spring. Eva Bellin. Valeriia Gladkaia, učo Reconsidering the Robustness of Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Lessons Author Eva Bellin; Book or Journal Comparative Politics; Vol. ROA is still valid in explaining the Arab Spring. “the coercive apparatus capacity and will + the level of political mobilization are decisive”.

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The role of the tunisian military in the post-bourguiba era. In other cases, however, the regime retroactively chose to side with the internal agencies e. Accessed March 13, Tiananmen too presented a rare moment for the military to consider defection but because factors like the historical split and convincing in-the-moment strategic interests did not match up, both forces remained loyal and on the same side of history. On a final note, it is evident that the coercive apparatus in the two countries where the Arab Spring caused perhaps the most rupture was not only internally heterogeneous in structure but also in strategic interests and decision-making calculi.

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A defected soldier would be received with open arms and enthusiasm. From fighting formal wars to maintaining civil peace? High CapacityLow Resilience: Read about how we use cookies. Please log in to set a read status.

Initially, the PAP mobilized to control the crowd and disperse protesters but they were quickly overwhelmed and constrained. Always show this tags box this may affect the page loading speed if checked. Likes beta This copy of the article hasn’t been liked by anyone yet. We will now consider some stimuli that did not necessarily arise from the inter-organ relationships but were legitimate concerns that influenced the security system and the military differently.

The Robustness of Authoritarianism in the Middle East : Exceptionalism in Comparative Perspective

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Reconsidering the Robustness of Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Lessons from the Arab Spring

American University in Cairo Press,pp. How do I set a reading intention To set a reading intention, click through belllin any list item, and look for the panel on the left hand side: Egypt and Tunisia serve as the primary pro-cases while China is considered as a counter-case at the end. The power of the street: Briefly, the events unfolded in this order. The service is thd in scope to EndNote or RefWorks or any other reference manager like BibTeX, but it is a social bookmarking service for scientists and humanities researchers.

The events of the Arab Spring have suggested the necessity of rethinking the logic of authoritarian persistence in bellinn Arab world. Reconsidering the Robustness of Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Table 1 Distribution of defense budget under Ben Ali [28] The Tunisian military felt it had not received sufficient material to carry out its mandate [29] and needed more basic comfort and amenities like sleeping bags for its troops.

Preservation of Israel ‘ s security might be a third concernalthough it seems to be more an American refonsidering a fully western preoccupation. The latter will no doubt be a game changer for the longevity of authoritarian regimes worldwide from now on.

The illiteracy rate cited excludes…. In robusntess, militaries and security agencies considered the extent of their own dependency on the regime and their ability to exist and prevail without it.

In Egypt, the specific incidents have been quite different but the outcomes are similar. Skip to search form Skip to main content. At the same time, it is well established that years of police brutality and Interior Ministry humiliation was a huge driving force behind the Arab Spring.

In Gellin, an epochal example of this is the Barakat Al-Sahil affair.


We will interpret your continued use of this site as your acceptance of our use of cookies. Here, it is useful to acknowledge that the Arab Spring was unprecedented in its magnitude and anomalous in its impact. Here’s an example of what they look like: In both Egypt and Tunisia, the two bodies have continually fought for limited state financial resources.

The main argument here concerns the top leadership of each of the organs. These crises have been primarily tied to the deliberate apoliticization and weakening of the military by the regime in favor of the Interior Ministry.

Third Place — Repatriating Machu Picchu: Abandoned at the palace: Due to the opaque nature of security organs, information can be difficult to obtain; cases like Libya, with its many local militias, Saudi Arabia, with its royal divisions, and Bahrain, with its outsourced mercenaries, defy consistent analysis.

To add insights to the currently lacking literature on defection and coercive apparatus disaggregation, the paper suggests the following areas for research: Include unauthenticated results too may include “spam” Enter a search phrase. Groups Connections Recommendations Neighbours Watchlist.

Setting a reading intention helps you organise your reading. In fact, the affair explains the anomalous 9. Sectarianism and coup-proofing strategies in Bahrain. I thank Reda Bensmaia for alerting me to this source.

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However, the internal variation in regime collapse and survival observed in the region confirms earlier analyses that the comportment of the coercive apparatus, especially reconsivering varying will to repress, is pivotal to determining the durability of the authoritarian regimes.