Dangerous Alliances : Civil Society, the Media and Democratic Transition in North Africa Hardback
by Lise Garon
This study of Magreb's highly erratic encounter with democratization illuminates the complex and diverse encounters between civil society and the authorities in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
As opposition has built up in each society, those in power have confronted the pressures for democratization.
The author examines the role of the media in particular - both within these countries and internationally - as contested, but often compliant, terrain between governments and dissidents.
She uses a dynamic systems model, incorporating the existence of fundamental conflict, to show how democratic institutions can become institutionalized, and the constant possibility of any democratic transition being reversed.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 224 pages, list of acronyms, notes, bibliography, index
- Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/06/2003
- Category: Regional studies
- ISBN: 9781842771600
- Paperback / softback from £29.65