o Authoritarianism corruption econ conditions But previous protests hadnt

O authoritarianism corruption econ conditions but

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o Authoritarianism, corruption, econ conditions But previous protests hadn't escalated… Unclear why protests happened then -- What about youth bulge? Protest dynamics o Preference falsification Can be solved when a signal shows every that private beliefs are actually shared by everyone (such as protests, violence) When you don't tell people your private views o Informational cascades
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What kind of curve?
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End of state emergency Constitutional reforms o May 2012 parliamentary elections Low turn out Increased FLN-RND pro-government majority Islamists do poorly o April 2014 pres elections Bouteflika's poor health Constitutional amendment to permit 4th term in office Neverthless "wins" 82% of vote o Revised constitution (Feb 2016) Limited reforms (term limits PM to come from largest party) o Why no Algerian "Arab Spring"? Diffused power structure Divised opposition and low social trust Legacy of 1990s civil war Impact of events in Egypt, Syria, Libya (and Iraq) September 27 Morocco Protests in early 2011 met with limited constitutional reforms o King must choose PM from winning party, PM chooses cabinet o Power of parliament to investigate o Amazigh becomes an official language
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