The State in the Mediterranean, an analysis of Francis Ghilès
Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, in Bahrain, Libya, Syria, the wave of popular uprising that swept the Arab countries is first crystallized on those heads of state and senior political at the head of these countries. The question of institutions and rebuilding the state emerges only in a second step, once obtained the departure of disgraced leaders (Ben Ali, Mubarak, Gaddafi, Saleh and maybe tomorrow Assad ...). Constitutional reforms initiated in Gifts |, Egypt and Morocco but also raise the question of the inheritance of "regimes" reversed during the Arab Spring. Authoritarianism, dictatorship, oligarchy, kleptocracy, the designations to punch but do not miss a thorough analysis of the nature of the Mediterranean countries is essential. That is why we are pleased to republish an historical analysis of the nature of the Arab regimes in 2000 (11 years ago) by Francis Ghilès, journalist, specialist of the Arab world including the Financial Times, and Senior Researcher at the Center for Study and International Documentation (CIDOB) in Barcelona.
To contact the author: fghiles (at) cidob.org