[P4366] Political Parties in the Arab World: continuity and change

Created by Lise Storm
Friday, 11/18/16 5:45pm


What is the role of political parties in a region notorious for political systems traditionally built around absolutist monarchs and military-dependent presidents? How do political parties support or undermine such authoritarian forms of rule? What is their role in the transformations and survival of political systems after the Arab uprisings? What are the policy preferences of party elites and how do they connect with citizens' expectationsn How do parties challenge and reflect the main social cleavagese Finally, what is the genuine significance of parties and party politics in a region struggling for some sort of democratic futurer This panel attempts to answer these questions through a thorough theoretical and empirical examination. The different contributions analyze the most important aspects and traits of political parties and party politics in the Arab world, exploring cases from across the region.


Pol Science



Francesco Cavatorta

(Universite Laval)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Michael J. Willis

(University of Oxford)
Panel Participating Role(s): Chair;

Lise Storm

(University of Exeter)
Panel Participating Role(s): Organizer; Presenter;