The Requisites Of Democracy In The Arab Spring

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The “Arab Spring” was a wave of political action which emerged across the Middle East and North Africa in 2011, beginning with the Tunisian Revolution that took place in January of that year. The Arab Spring saw mass protests and/or the toppling of regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, Jordan and more. At that time, many people felt that these protests and regime changes could have signified a new era of democratization in the region. However, whether or not that is truly the case is highly debatable. In order to determine how successful these movements will ultimately be in bringing Democracy to the region once and for all, the requisites for Democracy must first be established and understood. Then, the regimes of the states …show more content…
(Al-Ali & Romdhane, 2014) The President, Parliament, and Supreme Judicial Council are each able to nominate four judges for the Constitutional Court. (Al-Ali & Romdhane, 2014) When all is said and done, the new Tunisian constitution is far from perfect. What really matters is the implementation of it and the way citizens ' rights are either protected or repressed. Nonetheless, it is a good a sign as any. The next group includes nations which have the potential for a relatively peaceful transition into a democratic society. This group includes nations such as Jordan and Morocco. Fortunately for them, they have not faced the same kind of political dissent that many of the other nations in the region have. (Diamond, 2011) For example, Jordan 's King Abdullah still has an opportunity to peacefully transition into a more democratic regime, although there is no guarantee that it will happen. (Diamond, 2011) Similarly, Morocco 's King Mohammed VI could as well, although he might be too weak to accomplish true reform. Nonetheless, despite the challenges ahead of them, democratic reform still seems somewhat possible for both of these countries under the proper conditions. (Diamond, 2011) This brings us to the last group of nations, which are those currently or recently embroiled in internal

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