The Kingdom of Bahrain: Constitutional Timeline Regarding the Arab Spring
Edited By: Max Planck Institute
© 2018 Oxford University Press
In February 2011, the wave of unrest sweeping the Arab world reached Bahrain, a monarchy ruled by a Sunni family, inciting mass anti-government protests mainly by the Shi’a majority of the population. Although an estimated number of 400,000 Bahraini citizens participated in the protests and not only called for the establishment of a constitutional monarchy but also demanded the withdrawal of the ruling Al-Khalifa family, the small Gulf archipelago remains comparatively strong and refuses to implement substantial reforms. The national dialogue process reached an...