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Anouar Boukhars


Popular Upsurge and Political Pacts in Morocco

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The making of the 2011 constitution in Morocco has renewed debates and theoretical curiosity about the trajectory of elite accords and their impact on pushing countries in transition beyond their intermediate phase of liberalization. Proponents of cooperative transitions shaped by soft-liners within regimes and assisted by political and civil society actors assert that democratic transitions based on compromise and a strategic necessity to reform have a better chance of ...

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Anouar Boukhars


Anouar Boukhars is an assistant professor of international relations at McDaniel College, where he teaches seminars in national security, politics of the Middle East, U.S. foreign policy, and international relations theory. He is a former fellow at the Brookings Doha Center and current consultant for Jane’s Intelligence Review. He has published in a large number of journals and has contributed to leading newspapers in the U.S. and the Middle East. His book on democratization and the process of political reform in Morocco was published in September 2010 by Routeldge. He is also the author of a Brookings analysis paper “Political Violence in North Arica: The Perils of Incomplete Liberalization.”