Transitions in the Arab World. Constituent Processes, the Egyptian Case

6 March 2014. From 18:30 | Workshop | IEMed, Barcelona

The political transitions in North Africa have been marked by the events of the last 3 years in the framework of the so-called “Arab Spring”. Following a revolutionary process that has put an end to autocratic leaders, some countries have begun processes to revise their constitutions. This is the case in Morocco, where a series of reforms have begun after the approval of a new constitution by referendum with the aim of reducing the risk of a political rupture. Other countries, such as Tunisia and Egypt, have chosen to break completely with the previous regime by drafting a new constitutional text.

Nathalie Bernard-Maugiron research director at the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) and co-director of the Institut d’Études de l’Islam et des Sociétés du Monde Musulman (EHESS) makes a comparative analysis of the different processes’ constitutional issues in North Africa, in particular the case of Egypt, at a conference at the IEMed.
The conference is part of the “Mediterranean 2014: open stage” cycle, which offers six sessions on the new dynamics of geopolitics in the Mediterranean between February and March 2014.


Enric Olivé

Enric Olivé

Professor Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Nathalie Bernard-Maugiron

Director Institut de recherche pour le développement



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