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Africa and the Arab Spring: A New Era of Democratic Expectations: Special Report

Author(s): Joseph Siegle, et al.

Africa Center for Strategic Studies2011, pp. 72

The paper argues that the Arab Spring encourages movements for greater democracy in Africa as a whole, but notes that some countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have already established democratic institutions, though others remain autocratic or are 'semi-authoritarian'. The Arab Spring has alarmed some dictators and prompted more than dozen dem onstrations in capitals. The paper also examines other factors promoting popular opposition.

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