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Lecture 5

ISLA 210 Lecture 5: Isla 210 _ Lec 05

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Department
Islamic Studies
Course Code
ISLA 210
Professor
Khalid Medani

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Isla 210 / Lec 05
Regime Survival : Legitimacy and Alliances
Role of regional superpowers
Non-Arab regimes; important (Turkey,Iran)
Opposition to Arab uprisings
S-A ; geostrategy, but also preservation of values
Religious legitimacy
Exaggeration over Shi’i threat
* Case of Bahrain
Resilience of Authoritarianism : New Strategies
Notion of sphere of influence
Rise of non-state actors (Their increasing strength)
Isis ; common enemy of Iran and Saudi Arabia (Territorial matter)
? Durability of non-state actors
Islam and Democracy
Arab Spring ; historic shift
What stands in the way of democratization ?
Authoritarian Persistence
Strong/weak civil society
Political culture (order, anti-democracy - islamic thought)
Religious legitimacy
Capacity and will of the military
International support
Transnational nature of the mobilization, regional aspect, domino effect
Organization of activist groups
Mohamed Bouazizi (Trigger effect)
Centrality of the society's psyche
Protests of Ordinary People and Regional Effects
Role of women mobilization
Though authoritarian persistence
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find more resources at oneclass.com Isla 210 / Lec 05 ● Regime Survival : Legitimacy and Alliances Role of regional superpowers Non-Arab regimes; important (Turkey,Iran) Opposition to Arab uprisings S-A ; geostrategy, but also preservation of values Religious legitimacy Exaggeration over Shi’i threat * Case of Bahrain ● Resilience of Authoritarianism : New Strategies Notion of sphere of influence Rise of non-state actors (Their increasing strength) Isis ; common enemy of Iran and Saudi Arabia (Territorial matter) ? Durability of non-state actors ● Islam and Democracy Arab Spring ; historic shift What stands in the way of democratization ? ● Authoritarian Persistence Strong/weak civil society Political culture (order, anti-democracy - islamic thought) Religious legitimacy Capacity and
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