Associations and Democracy in Algeria

Jessica Northey kicks off our new series looking back on the Arab Spring, five years on. Her recent article in Democratization taps into broader debates on associational life in North Africa and the Middle East. Have associations in these countries been coopted by authoritarian governments? What part do associations play in explaining why the Arab Spring succeeded or failed in shaking the political landscapes of states in the region? Drawing on her work in Algeria, Jessica argues that associational life plays an important role in furthering the democracy, even though the progress in the country may have be far less visible and dramatic than in surrounding states. Jessica is a Research Associate at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University.

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