Las revoluciones árabes y el fin de la era poscolonial

Martín Muñoz, Gema
September 2013
Ayer: Revista de Historia Contemporánea;2013, Vol. 91 Issue 3, p257
Since the times of independence and until the revolutions that took place recently, the Arab countries had lived under a postcolonial political regime that was characterized by authoritarian forms of government. This article aims at analyzing this postcolonial period in an historical perspective in order to identify the causes that led to the prodemocratic revolutionary changes and gave way to a new postcolonial historical cycle. We analyze at the same time the various contexts in which the revolutions took place, with varied results, and which factors of encouraging or discouraging nature have been at play that explain why some Arab governments were overthrown and others were able, so far, to avoid the upsurge of citizens revolutions against them.


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