State-citizen relations in North Africa since 2011 (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1272)

Abstract

Query

How have state-citizen relations in North Africa changed since the Arab uprisings?

Overview

This brief literature review collates evidence on the changes in state-citizen relations in North African countries after the Arab uprisings in 2011, including considerations of: the main changes to the structure, capacity, legitimacy and dynamics of ruling elites (political, economic, social), including the ability of public authorities to maintain security, provide services and the role played by non-state actors; the impact these changes have had on citizens, such as perceptions of state legitimacy and accountability, observance of human rights and equality (including gender, religious identity, regional/geographical identity), citizens’ aspirations and expectations; and the impact of these changes on the economy, civil society, private sector and regional (within countries) integration.

Citation

Browne, E. State-citizen relations in North Africa since 2011 (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1272). Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2015) 10 pp.

State-citizen relations in North Africa since 2011 (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1272)

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