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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (3): 40–51.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Alon Ben-Meir There are many who doubt that the current Israeli-Palestinian negotiations will lead to a solution, in spite of US secretary of state John Kerry’s efforts and the presumed commitment to peace of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. What...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (3): 67–93.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Yossef Ben-Meir This essay provides programmatic and administrative recommendations for the effective building of civil, governmental, and private capabilities to help implement human development driven by local communities in Morocco in light of the Arab Spring. The essay relates a human...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2018) 29 (2): 70–80.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Yossef Ben-Meir Morocco’s approach to implementing projects that preserve its multicultural identity integrates opportunities to advance sustainable development. The strategy is to identify ways to not only preserve culturally significant locations and knowledge but to also advance livelihoods...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (4): 55–76.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Yossef Ben-Meir King Mohammed VI of Morocco has announced a national regionalization plan that includes the Western Sahara. Morocco's intention is to regionalize (or, essentially, decentralize) decision-making authority and management in socioeconomic development, political affairs, the judicial...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2003) 14 (3): 78–85.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Alon Ben-Meir Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2003 Alon Ben-Meir is the Middle East project director at the World Policy Institute, New York. He is also professor of international relations at New York University. The Price of Unilateralism Alon Ben...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2004) 15 (3): 38–54.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Jason Ben-Meir Mediterranean Affairs,Inc. 2004 Jason Ben-Meir is a doctoral candidate in and teaches sociology at the University of New Mexico. A former Peace Corps volunteer who served in Morocco, he is president of the High Atlas Foundation, a nonprofit that assists community development...
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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 (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 (4): 84–97.
Published: 01 December 2000
... character of Israeli society. David Ben Gurion’s authorized biographer, Michael Bar-Zohar, recalls how most of the listeners to the late prime minister dismissed with a forgiving smile his fiery preaching about the necessity of Israel’s becoming “a chosen...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (3): 1–4.
Published: 01 September 2014
... their regimes, and, sec- ond, by elevating relations with the non-­Arab Middle East countries such as Israel and Turkey as well as possibly Iran through its nuclear negotiations. Along similar lines, Alon Ben-­Meir, senior fellow at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs, writes in “The Israeli...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (3): 1–4.
Published: 01 September 2015
... European security by providing a hedge against the European continent’s dependency on Russian energy supplies, which increasingly look uncertain given the Ukraine crisis and Russia’s new geopolitical assertiveness. Moving westward, Yossef Ben-­Meir explores the complexities of devel- opment...
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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 (2014) 25 (4): 141–144.
Published: 01 December 2014
... narrative that one tells oneself in order to make sense of one’s identity,” through flashbacks, discontinued time, and disjointed events. Esposito examines what it means to be a woman on the southern shores of the Medi- terranean through the fictions of Nina Bouraoui and Tahar Ben Jelloun, which...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (4): 144–146.
Published: 01 December 2014
... narrative that one tells oneself in order to make sense of one’s identity,” through flashbacks, discontinued time, and disjointed events. Esposito examines what it means to be a woman on the southern shores of the Medi- terranean through the fictions of Nina Bouraoui and Tahar Ben Jelloun, which...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (4): 147–150.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of Nina Bouraoui and Tahar Ben Jelloun, which reflect sociopolitical realities. Born to a French woman married to an Algerian father during the Algerian war, Bouraoui’s rapport with the Mediterranean is tragic, and she seeks protection in writing. Bouraoui echoes Camus’s belief in the quiet...