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Part 7 International Influences and Interactions, 7.2 Turkish Constitutionalism: A Model for Reforms in Arab Countries?

Aslı Ü. Bâli

From: Constitutionalism, Human Rights, and Islam after the Arab Spring

Rainer Grote, Tilmann J. Röder

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 August 2020

Set off in January 2011 by the nonviolent overthrow of authoritarianism in Tunisia, the last four years have witnessed long-ruling regimes across the Arab world facing profound domestic challenges. The convulsive changes set in motion by the Arab uprisings now range from ongoing demands for reform in Bahrain to civil wars raging in Syria, Libya, and Yemen, to fitful democratization in Tunisia to the throes of counter-revolution and renewed authoritarianism in Egypt. Beyond these countries, reverberations of the uprisings are being felt from Morocco to Saudi Arabia...
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