Accession Number:

ADA282899

Title:

Algeria in Transition: The Islamic Threat and Government Debt

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

Algerias current political crisis serves as a reminder of the fragility of attempts to reform government in search of democracy. Algeria experienced two rounds of multi-party elections in 1990 and 1991. Broad-based political participation may indicate last-track democracy, but questions about the feasibility of political Islam clashes with traditional notions of democracy. This thesis will argue that Algerias decision for a political opening was due to social pressures and exacerbated by economic difficulties posed by falling oil prices rather than motivated solely by political reform rationale. The events leading up to the riots and subsequent reforms will support this argument. Additionally, U.S. and regional policy implications will be examined. Algeria, Algerian elections, Political Islam, Arab democracy, Zeroual, Bendjidid, Boumedienne, U.S. foreign policy in North Africa

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History
  • Geography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE