n Conflict Trends - North African democracy

Volume 2000, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Extracted from text ... 24 The past decade has seen a growing movement for democracy in north Africa DEMOCRACY BY F. GERHARD WOLMARANS ABDELHAK SENNA/AFP north african democracy For a long time the whole of the Maghreb was not associated with democracy, neither in terms of its political institutions, nor in terms of its political culture. This picture has, however, started to change since the early 1990's. At the end of the 1980's, a period of transition to democracy was initiated in the countries of the Maghreb region in North Africa. This occurred in response to pressures for social emancipation and political renewal. This movement gathered momentum fol- lowing the end of the Cold War, as well as the end of the ..

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