North Africa

The Nordic Africa Institute library staff has compiled this web dossier to coincide with the events in North Africa in February 2011.

Literature in the library
Use the quick links below to locate titles dealing with topics of interest in the library catalogue, AfricaLit. The lists consist of literature - books and articles - in the form of fiction, non-fiction/factual information and official publications, as well as of other material.

Useful keywords
The library suggests the following keywords when searching the library catalogue: national liberation movements, political development, politics, democracy, democratization, political opposition, political participation, political parties, political power.

Selected online articles

Islamist Mass Movements, External Actors and Political Change in the Arab World by Centro studi di politica internazionale (CeSPI) and IDEA, 2010

Political Transition in Tunisia by Alexis Arief, a CRS report for Congress, February 2, 2011.

Reformkravets spøgelse i Mellemøsten   article by Lars Erslev Andersen in Jyllandsposten, 4 February 2011. [In Danish]

State versus society in Egypt: Consolidating democracy or upgrading autocracy article by Hamdy A Hassan in African Journal of Political Science and International Relations Vol. 4(9), pp. 319 - 329, December 2010.

Web links
This is a selection of websites dealing with North Africa. Many more items are available online on websites and in discussion forums. More links related to this topic are found in the link collection
A Guide to Africa on the Internet.

A Guide to Africa on the Internet – North Africa section
Listings of links countrywise with background information and links to daily media coverage in the country.

African Development Bank Group Economic background countrywise

EUISS debate: The Arab Democratic Wave Online debate forum with analysis and opinions at The European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) website. (In English and French) 

Focal Point Middle East and North Africa - Brændpunkt Mellemøsten og Nordafrika
Web dossier with links to articles and to Danish experts from DIIS, Denmark.

Human Development Reports
Transformation Index BTI – Middle East and North AfricaIn-depth country reports from 2010 evaluating various criteria important for a country’s political and economic development from Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany. - North Africa & the Middle East 2011

This collection documents the events in Northern Africa and the Middle East starting in January 2011. Content includes blogs, social media and news sites about Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Sudan and other countries.

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