Monday, December 1, 2008

Morocco: From Top-Down Reform to Democratic Transition?

In the three decades after it gained independence in 1956, Morocco was characterized by stability verging on stagnation. But during the 1990s, this North African monarchy embarked on a path of top-down reform. King Hassan II took the first steps down this path during the last years of his long reign, and his son Mohammed VI continued the process after ascending to the throne in 1999.

Read more of this Carnegie Paper by Marina Ottaway, director of the Middle East Program HERE.

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