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Mullin, Corinna and Patel, Ian (2015) 'Governing Revolt: EU–North African Relations after the ‘Arab Spring’ Uprisings.' Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 9 (2). pp. 162-189.

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This article focuses on under-discussed external dimensions of the 2010–11 North African uprisings. In particular, it considers European Union liberal governance—in the form of economic ‘aid’, and ‘technical’ and transitional ‘assistance’—as both a form of intervention and a juridical-institutional force that has informed post-uprising states' development. This article also considers ways in which the EU's role in a broader security regime, consolidated in the post-9/11 period, overlaps with and reinforces the liberal-governance imperatives of ‘stability’ and ‘development’. It concludes by briefly assessing forms of resistance to liberal governance that have emerged in Egypt and Tunisia.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: liberal governance, security, war on terror, neoliberalism, sovereignty, post-conflict intervention, resistance, Egypt, Tunisia
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Politics and International Studies
Regional Centres and Institutes > London Middle East Institute
ISSN: 17502977
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2015 10:32

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