Conditions and Causal Mechanisms of Large-scale Contentious Politics in Authoritarian Regimes

A Multimethod Analysis of Middle East and North Africa Countries, 2010-2012

Why does large-scale contentious politics successfully arise in some MENA countries while in others it does not? And what are the causal mechanisms that facilitate the success of large-scale contentious politics in the typical case of Tunisia? This research introduces the concept of 'success of large-scale contentious politics'... Lire la suite

Over the 2011 and 2012 period, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen experienced the success of large-scale contentious politics, i.e. a fit between contentious politics and the displacement of incumbents. However, other authoritarian regimes in the MENA region, even if they experienced some form of contentious politics, these did not become successfully 'large-scale'. The empirical evidence leads us to a two-part puzzle: Why does large-scale contentious politics successfully arise in some MENA countries while in others it does not? And what are the causal mechanisms that facilitate the success of large-scale contentious politics in the typical case of Tunisia? This research introduces the concept of ‘success of large-scale contentious politics’ and applies a two-level model to compare 14 MENA countries by using a revisited Two-Step Fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis. As findings, a core element is identified: the context within which the success of large-scale contentious politics takes place – a non-hereditary regime – and the conjunctural role of four conditions within this context: cohesive mobilization, military defection behavior, absence of foreign rescue and low State capacity. Further, in order to understand the process of success of large-scale contentious politics, a theory-testing processtracing technique is performed. Three interconnected causal mechanisms are conceptualized: attribution of similarity, government’s carrot and stick policies of repression and accommodation and social appropriation of mobilizing vehicles, which enable to understand the whole story about how the process of success of large-scale contentious politics takes place in Tunisia. Finally, the evidence found increases our confidence in that such causal mechanisms are present and work as theorized.


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Éditeur
Presses universitaires de Louvain
Auteur
Priscilla Álamos-Concha,
Set
Thèses de l'Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)
Langue
anglais
BISAC Subject Heading
POL000000 POLITICAL SCIENCE
BIC subject category (UK)
JPA Political science & theory
Code publique Onix
06 Professionnel et académique
CLIL (Version 2013-2019 )
3283 SCIENCES POLITIQUES
Date de première publication du titre
23 mai 2019
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
: Relations internationales
: Sciences politiques et affaires publiques

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Date de publication
23 mai 2019
ISBN-13
9782875587718
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Nombre de pages de contenu principal : 458
Code interne
98462
Format
16 x 24 cm
Poids
723 grammes
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39,00 €
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS  3
DEDICATION 5
ABSTRACT 7
LIST OF ACRONYMS 9
TABLE OF CONTENTS 11
LIST OF FIGURES 15
LIST OF TABLES 16
0. INTRODUCTION  19
PART I - CONCEPTS, EVIDENCE AND THE MODEL IN THE STUDY OF MENA LARGE-SCALE CONTENTIOUS POLITICS 37
CHAPTER 1 UNPACKING THE CONCEPT OF LARGE-SCALE CONTENTIOUS POLITICS 39
CHAPTER 2 FROM EVIDENCE TO THE CHALLENGES IN THE STUDY OF CONTENTIOUS POLITICS IN MENA COUNTRIES 63
CHAPTER 3 A TWO-LEVEL MODEL FOR THE STUDY OF LARGE-SCALE CONTENTIOUS POLITICS 95
PART II - RESEARCH DESIGN AND DATA COLLECTION 119
CHAPTER 4 BEYOND A SINGLE METHOD: A MULTIMETHOD RESEARCH DESIGN STRATEGY 121
CHAPTER 5 CASE SELECTION FOR CROSS-CASE COMPARISON WITH QCA 147
CHAPTER 6 DATA COLLECTION STRATEGY 163
PART III - EMPIRICAL ANALYSES AND FINDINGS OF LARGE-SCALE CONTENTIOUS POLITICS IN MENA COUNTRIES 2010-2012 183
CHAPTER 7 A TWO-STEP QCA FOR THE STUDY OF LARGE-SCALE CONTENTIOUS POLITICS IN AUTHORITARIAN REGIMES 185
CHAPTER 8 HOW DOES LARGE-SCALE CONTENTIOUS POLITICS SUCCESSFULLY ARISE IN MENA COUNTRIES? UNRAVELING CAUSAL MECHANISMS IN THE TYPICAL CASE OF TUNISIA 257
9. CONCLUSIONS 355
GLOSSARY 373
REFERENCES 381
APPENDIX 417