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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (4): 1–23.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Abidine Ben Ali’s regime, new political parties were established and free and fair multiparty elections were held, a giant step forward in the march toward democracy. The economy continues to be a deep source of discontent, however. Youth blame the government’s inaction for continued unemployment...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (4): 13–36.
Published: 01 December 2015
... the unrest must be located within an understanding of the dynamic between the Islamists and the state under President Habib Bourguiba and, later, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The essay revisits the terms revolutionary and revolution within the Tunisian context and reflects on the application...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (2): 60–76.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Despina Michael New hopes for a final settlement in Cyprus have recently been raised because of the high-powered talks between President Demetrios Christofias of the Republic of Cyprus and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat. This essay considers how a reunified Cyprus might deal...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (4): 64–82.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Ali Erken Student movements in the twentieth century Middle East have received less attention than many other topics in the study of the region's cultural and political history. Yet the rapidly changing demographic composition of the region since the 1960s have made young people and youth activism...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (1): 76–100.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Ali Balci The history of the “deep state”—also known as Ergenekon —in Turkey starts with the foundation of the modern republic. Although references to the deep state date back to an earlier period, this essay examines coverage of it in the Turkish media during the late 1990s and the early-twenty...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (2): 1–4.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Since 7 November 1987, Tunisia has embarked on an ambitious undertak- ing framed by President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, aiming to position the country among the developed nations. From the beginning, President Ben Ali has been aware of the condition of success of this enterprise: a compre- hensive...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2000) 11 (1): 136–140.
Published: 01 March 2000
... success. The political surgery that Tunisia needed badly was not forth- coming under the watchful eyes of the senile president. According to Murphy, it would take the political audacity of a general like Zine el Abidine Ben Ali and the collabora- tion of his trusted...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2000) 11 (1): 141–144.
Published: 01 March 2000
... take the political audacity of a general like Zine el Abidine Ben Ali and the collabora- tion of his trusted friends in the army, security services, and the bureaucracy to cause the much needed change of political leadership—hence the 7 November 1987 coup d’état...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (3): 123–126.
Published: 01 September 2014
... since independence in 1956. However, both Habib Bourguiba’s one-­party system and Zine el Abidine Ben Ali’s cen- sorship had silenced opposition groups that did not abide by their rules. Opponents who challenged the regimes or called for genuine democratic reforms were jailed, disap- peared...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (3): 126–131.
Published: 01 September 2014
... by Mohamed A. El-­Khawas. To outside observers, Tunisia had long appeared to be a stable, progressive, and pro-­ Western country, although it has had only two presidents since independence in 1956. However, both Habib Bourguiba’s one-­party system and Zine el Abidine Ben Ali’s cen- sorship had...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2000) 11 (3): 116–128.
Published: 01 September 2000
... established regional authority structures. On 1 August 1996, General Mohammed Farah Aideed—the self-pro- claimed president of Somalia—died of injuries sustained in a gun battle a week earlier with forces loyal to rival warlord Ali Osman Atto. Two faction...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (3): 34–51.
Published: 01 September 2012
... with gasoline and committed an act of self-­immolation in pro- test over a government official he believed had deprived him of his right to earn a living.1 Within days, citizens took to the streets of Tunis demanding reform from the government headed by Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, an authori- tarian leader...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (1): 23–33.
Published: 01 March 2006
... forces that dominate the Islamic Republic. Shi9ism traces its roots back to the days of the Prophet when Ali, the son-in- law of Muhammad, struggled to take over the leadership of the community. Ali lost the succession competition, and after an abbreviated period when he led the community he...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (4): 83–97.
Published: 01 December 2009
... immediately point fingers at the opposing religious factions in a blame game. Another area in which one noticed violence was in the lives of non-Muslim minorities, in particular, Christians and Armenians. 5. Ali Bayramoglu, “Suc haritasinda kim kimdir?” Yenisafak, 23 July 2009. 6. Nihal Kemaloglu...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (4): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2014
... in Paris and other European cities in education, background, and class. They were the inheritors of what had happened in Europe in 1848. The fall of the authoritarian and repressive regimes of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and Hosni Mubarak was the triumph of Western political values. The revolt against...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (2): 77–94.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of African affairs. Moreover, in Aideed’s view Boutros-­Ghali sought to legitimize Ali Mahdi as the president of Somalia.18 In addition, Aideed saw resolution 751 as seemingly lethal, and soon Aideed and special representa- tive Sahnoun were locked in a battle of wits regarding the process of political...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2002) 13 (2): 126–129.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Robert J. Pranger Ali Shakoori: The State and Rural Development in Post-Revolutionary Iran . New York and Hampshire, UK: Palgrave, 2001. 217 pages. ISBN 0-333-77613-5. $65. Robert J. Pranger is a private consultant specializing in the management of international resources. He was formerly...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2002) 13 (4): 62–73.
Published: 01 December 2002
.... In 2000, after several months of talks in neighboring Djibouti, a number of Somali political figures formed the Transitional National Government (TNG). The TNG appointed Abdulkassim Salad Hassan president and Ali Khalif Galaydh prime minister. Some members...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (1): 117–129.
Published: 01 March 2017
...: The Politics of Jihad (New York: Routledge, 2016). 124  Mediterranean Quarterly: March 2017 Sources have been most prolific when treating Muslim responses deal- ing with the development of the call to jihad. Ali ibn Tahir al-­Sulami (1039 – 1106), a legal scholar and preacher at the Great Mosque...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (4): 24–42.
Published: 01 December 2012
... a stronger and more efficient central government. Political practices and the main tenants of liberal democracy were first introduced to the Iranian people during this 8. Ali Gheissari and Vali Nasr, Democracy in Iran: History and the Quest for Liberty (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006), 27...