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

Failed Dream of Political Islam

November 2018

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

Republicanism, Liberalism, and Empire in Post-revolutionary France

July 2013

The republican tradition continues to frame French debates on empire, as it has done since the Revolution.

An interview with Prince Moulay Hicham

October 2011

Prince Moulay Hicham ben Abdallah was interviewed in the September/October issue of the French journal Le Débat, providing his unique insight on the Arab Spring events as a member of the Moroccan...

Events

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.

Republicanism, Liberalism, and Empire in Post-revolutionary France

May 22, 2009

Jennifer Pitts is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago.

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.