The Arab Spring –

The Arab Spring
Why did the Arab Spring of 2011 occur? What institutional factors help explain why the revolution was so different in some countries compared to others? What non-institutional factors helped spur the revolution?
a. Discuss what the Arab Spring means
b. Examine the differences/similarities of the institutions (executive power, courts, military, political parties) in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, etc.
c. Examine ideational factors