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Post-Political Transitions in Arab Spring Countries: The Challenges


  • Mohamed Trabelsi



This paper aims at examining the impact of political transitions on democracy, corruption and growth in countries which knew democratic changes. The results of our study indicate that these changes positively affect implementation of democratic principles, the struggle against corruption and economic growth. We examined also the case of the Arab spring countries focusing on the main political and socio-economic challenges and most importantly the religious challenge which is a characteristic of these countries. Indeed, religion may be considered as a relevant variable in these transitions and consequently it is very difficult to claim short-term or long-term triumph of these transitions as Arabs are now in a political boiling phase where religion may gather unexpected results. Copyright CEEUN 2013

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  • Mohamed Trabelsi, 2013. "Post-Political Transitions in Arab Spring Countries: The Challenges," Transition Studies Review, Springer;Central Eastern European University Network (CEEUN), vol. 20(2), pages 253-263, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:trstrv:v:20:y:2013:i:2:p:253-263
    DOI: 10.1007/s11300-013-0281-7

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    1. Mohamed Ali Trabelsi, 2011. "The impact of the financial crisis on the global economy: can the Islamic financial system help?," Journal of Risk Finance, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 12(1), pages 15-25, January.
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    1. Ilham Haouas & Almas Heshmati, 2015. "The Impact of Arab Spring on Hiring and Separation Rates in the Tunisian Labor Market," Working Papers 921, Economic Research Forum, revised Jun 2015.
    2. Trabelsi, Mohamed Ali, 2013. "L’islamisme Politique : Echec de Gouvernance et Chute Inévitable
      [Political Islamism: Failure of Governance and Inevitable Fall]
      ," MPRA Paper 77026, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2013.
    3. Trabelsi, Mohamed Ali, 2013. "L’islamisme Politique : Echec de Gouvernance et Chute Inévitable
      [Political Islamism: Failure of Governance and Inevitable Fall]
      ," MPRA Paper 80347, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2013.

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    Democracy; Corruption; Economic growth; Political transition; Social movement; Religion; O43; O57; Z12;

    JEL classification:

    • O43 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Institutions and Growth
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries
    • Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion


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