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Mohamed Daadaoui


A Year After: The February 20 Protest Movement in Morocco

[Image of a February 20 Movement protest in Marrakech, Morocco. Image by author.]

On the one-year anniversary of the February 20 protest movement in Morocco, (henceforth referred to as Feb. 20), the kingdom boasts relatively meager political progress. Despite the much-vaunted reforms and constitutional changes, Morocco has reinvigorated its state edifice, managed to outmaneuver an inexperienced Feb. 20 protest movement, and engaged in a crackdown on freedom of the press and speech. In the last couple of weeks, the regime has arrested three Moroccans for ...

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New Texts Out Now: Mohamed Daadaoui, "Moroccan Monarchy and the Islamist Challenge"

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Mohamed Daadaoui, Moroccan Monarchy and the Islamist Challenge: Maintaining Makhzen Power. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Jadaliyya: What made you write this book? Mohamed Daadaoui: I wrote the book because of a long-standing interest in my own country’s political system and the remarkable longevity of monarchical rule in Morocco. Looking at the literature in general, the book attempts to fill the literature gap in Maghreb studies in the English language, and sheds ...

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Mohamed Daadaoui


Mohamed Daadaoui is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Oklahoma City University. His research interests include comparative politics, international relations, international security, political Islam, democratization, US Foreign Policy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and the prevalence of authoritarianism in MENA. He has contributed a chapter to the Encyclopedia of Children and Women’s Issues in the Middle East and North Africa. He is also the author of essays published in The Journal of North African Studies and Middle Eastern Studies and a policy brief for the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC. Daadaoui is author of a blog on Maghreb/North African politics called Maghreb Blog and has conducted a workshop in Morocco on blogging in North Africa with the Search for Common Grounds organization.