Algeria

Scholarly Publications

Algeria: Democratic Transition Case Study

August 2008

Within the context of CDDRL’s project on democratic transitions, this paper explores the causes for the failure of Algeria to democratize in the 1990s.

Islam and Democracy in the Middle East

December 2003

Islam and Democracy in the Middle East provides a comprehensive assessment of the origins and staying power of Middle East autocracies, as well as a sober account of the struggles of state...

The Paradox of Plenty: Oil Booms and Petro-States

December 1997

The Paradox of Plenty explains why, in the midst of two massive oil booms in the 1970s, oil-exporting governments as different as Venezuela, Iran, Nigeria, Algeria, and Indonesia chose common...

News

ARD Conference Examines Authoritarian Upgrading, Popular Uprisings and Foreign Interventions in the Middle East

October 2019

CDDRL’s Program on Arab Reform and Democracy held its annual conference at Stanford University on October 11 and 12, titled “The Struggle for Political Change in the Arab World.” The conference is...

UC Santa Cruz Scholars Discuss the Origins and Implications of Algeria’s Uprising [VIDEO]

June 2019

In a talk dated May 31, 2019, UC Santa Cruz scholars Muriam Haleh Davis and Thomas Serres examined Algeria’s recent uprising, which led to the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Failed Dream of Political Islam

November 2018

Islamism has imitated, or colluded with, the state autocracies it claims to oppose.

Events

The United States: From Reluctant Democracy Support in the Middle East to Authoritarian Enabler

April 13, 2020

ABSTRACTDemocracy promotion has been a longstanding goal of US foreign policy in the Middle East and elsewhere. President George W.

Algerian Uprisings Past and Present

April 23, 2019

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.  Abstract:Since February 22 2019, Algerians have taken to the streets in massive numbers to call for an end to a protean...

What Do Ordinary Citizens Want: Democracy, Political Islam, or Democracy and Political Islam?

December 8, 2011

Mark Tessler is Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science.

Projects

Oil Dependent Producer States

Just over a year ago, Professor Thomas Heller, Director of CDDRL's Rule of Law Program, had just launched a new project on oil dependent producer states.
English

Multimedia

The Paradoxes of Political Aid in the Arab World

May 2015

AbstractEuropean and US-based scholars and practitioners have debated the purposes and sometimes the (limited) macro-effects of programs designed to promote transitions from authoritarianism to democracy in Middle East countries.