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A Broken Social Contract, Not High Inequality, Led to the Arab Spring . Shantayanan Devarajan and Elena Ianchovichina. The Review of Income and Wealth, 2017.

Beyond the Arab Spring: Will economic and security challenges further test Tunisia’s democracy?  Rorisang Lekalake. Afrobarometer Policy Paper No. 40, 2017.

Building Decent Societies? Economic Situation and Political Cohesion after the Arab Uprisings.   Pamela Abbott and Andrea Teti. Arab Transformations Working Paper No. 17, 2017

Coke, Pepsi or Mecca Cola? Why product characteristics affect the likelihood of collective action problems and boycott success.   Lindsay J. Benstead & Megan Reif. Politics, Groups, and Identities, 2017.

Community-Driven Development and Social Capital: Evidence from Morocco.   Tu Chi Nguyen and Matthias Rieger. World Development, 2017.

Did the Egyptian protests lead to change? Evidence from Egypt’s first free Presidential elections.   Nelly El-Mallakh. Documents de travail du Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne, 2017.

Do Migrants Transfer Political and Culture Norms to Their Origin Country? Some Evidence from Some Arab Countries.   . Jamal Bouoiyour and Amal Miftah. Economic Research Forum Working Paper 1098, 2017.

Egypt.   Robert Springborg. 2017.

Explaining Egalitarian Attitudes: The Role of Interests and Exposure.   Lindsay J. Benstead. Empowering Women after the Arab Spring. 2017.

From Islamists to Muslim Democrats: How Living in Secular Democracies Shaped Tunisia’s Ennahda.   Sharan Grewal. 2017.

Fostering support for non-democratic rule? Controlled political liberalization and popular support for non-democratic regimes.   Marlene Mauk. Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft, 2017.

Gender Equality and MENA Women’s Empowerment in the Aftermath of the 2011 Uprisings.   Pamela Abbot. The Arab Transformations Working Paper Series No. 10, 2017.

Gender Ideals in Turbulent Times: An Examination of Insecurity, Islam, and Muslim Men’s Gender Attitudes during the Arab Spring.   Jaime Kucinskas and Tamara van der Does. Comparative Sociology, 2017.

Handbook of Empirical Research on Islam and Economic Life.   Clement Henry. 2017.

Historical Legacies and Gender Attitudes in The Middle East.   Veronica Kostenko, Eduard Ponarin, Musa Shteiwi and Olga Strebkova. Economic Research Forum Working Paper 1105, 2017.

How Terrorism Affects Attitudes toward Democracy: Tunisia in 2015.   Robert Andersen and Robert Brym. Canadian Review of Sociology, 2017.

Measuring Public Support for Democracy A Resource Guide.   International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, 2017.

MENA Populations' Perceptions of Key Challenges, International Context and Role of the European Union.   Andrea Teti, Paolo Maggiolini, Valeria Talbot and Pamela Abbot. The Arab Transformations Working Paper Series No. 9, 2017.

Monarchy and Effective Governance: The Success of Middle Eastern Monarchies and the Arab Spring.   Michael Westberg. Thesis, Georgia State University, 2017.

Morocco 2040: Emerging by Investing in Intangible Capital.   Jean-Pierre Chauffour. 2017.

Security Reform during Democratic Transitions Experimental Evidence from Tunisia.   Nicholas Lotito. 2017.

Social Distance in Iraq and Lebanon.   Jihan A. Mohammed. Thesis, Michigan State University, 2017.

The Arab Uprisings in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia: Social, Political and Economic Transformations.   Andrea Teti, Pamela Abbott, Francesco Cavatorta. 2017.

The Desire for Sovereignty – An Explanation of EU Attitudes in the Arab World.   Mujtaba Isani and Bernd Schlipphak. Journal of Common Market Studies, 2017.

Trust and Tolerance across the Middle East and North Africa: A Comparative Perspective on the Impact of the Arab Uprisings.   Niels Spierings. Politics and Governance, 2017.

Understanding the Context: Hopes and Challenges in 2011.   Andrea Teti, Pamela Abbott and Francesco Cavatorta. 2017.

Well-Being Before the Arab Spring: Objective vs. Subjective Measurements.   Tamer ElGindi. Middle East Policy, 2017.

Women, information ecology, and political protest in the Middle East.   Nadya Hajj, Patrick J. McEwan & Rebecca Turkington. Mediterranean Politics, 2017.

World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law.   World Bank Group. 2017.

Youth, Religion and Democracy After the Arab Uprisings: Evidence from the Arab Barometer.   Michael Robbins. 2017.


Arab Responses to Western Hegemony: Experimental Evidence from Egypt. Elizabeth Nugent, Tarek Masoud, Amaney A. Jamal. The Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2016.

Arab Spring Protests and Women’s Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from the Egyptian Revolution. Nelly El-Mallakh, Mathilde Maurel, Biagio Speciale. Hal Archives Ouvertes, 2016.

Conceptualizing the Influences of Knowledge and Religiosity on Islamic Credit Card Compliance. Zaimy Johana Johan. Procedia Economics and Finance, 2016.

Co-optation Reconsidered: Authoritarian Regime Legitimation Strategies in the Jordanian “Arab Spring”. Maria Josua. Middle East Law and Governance, 2016.

Demographic change and its social and political implications in the Middle East. Shingo Hamanaka. Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, 2016.

The Desire for Sovereignty – An Explanation of EU Attitudes in the Arab World. Mujtaba Isani, Bernd Schlipphak. Mujtaba Isani, Bernd Schlipphak.

Divide et Impera? Foreign Aid Interventions in the Middle East and North Africa Region. Beata Paragi. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 2016.

Electing Women to New Arab Assemblies:The Roles of Gender Ideology, Islam, and Tribalism in Oman. Ahlam Khalfan Al Subhi, Amy Erica Smith. 2016.

An Empirical Analysis on the Rationalization of World Development. Xiaochi Jin. Iowa State University’s Graduate Theses and Dissertations, 2016.

Individual Preferences for Democracy in The Arab World Explaining the Gap. Mohammed Al-Ississ, Ishac Diwan. Working Paper Series, 2016.

Islamic Finance in Action: Public Opinion in the Arab Region. Clement M. Henry. 2016.

The Less Extreme, the More You Leave: Radical Islam and Willingness to Migrate. Chiara Falco, Valentina Rotondi. Università degli Studi di Milano Dipartimento di Economia, Management, e Metodi Quantitavi, 2016.

Occidentalism, Terrorism, and the Shari’a State: New Multivariate Perspectives on Islamism Based on International Survey Data. Arno Tausch. 2016.

Palestinian Opinion on Peace: Analysis of Survey Data from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Kaylee G. Brink. University Honors Theses, 2016.

The Political Economy of Sectarianism in the Gulf. Justin Gengler. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2016.

Political Islam, Internet Use and Willingness to Migrate: Evidence from the Arab Barometer. Chiara Falco, Valentina Rotondi. Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, 2016.

Revisiting Political Islam: Explaining Nexus Between Political Islam and Contentious Politics in the Arab World. Dilshod Achilov. Social Science Quarterly, 2016.

The State of Social Justice in the Arab World: The Arab Uprisings of 2011 and Beyond. Michael Robbins, Amaney Jamal. Contemporary Readings in Law & Social Justice, 2016

Support for Democracy, Social Forces, and Mass Participation in the Tunisian Revolution. David Doherty. Department of Political Science, Loyola University Chicago, 2016.

Who Does Consociationalism Work for? Evidence from the Arab Barometer’s Survey of Lebanon. Kenneth Ray Vaughan. Baylor University’s Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2016.


After the Arab Spring: People Still Want Democracy. Michael Robbins. Journal of Democracy, 2015.

Anti-Americanism, Authoritarian Politics, and Attitudes about Women's Representation: Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Jordan. Sarah Sunn Bush and Amaney A. Jamal. International Studies Quarterly, 2015.

Anti-Americanism and Anti-Interventionism in Arabic Twitter Discourses. Amaney A. Jamal, Robert O. Keohane, David Romney and Dustin Tingley. Perspectives on Politics, 2015.

The Arab Spring and the Geopolitics of the Middle East: Emerging Security Threats and Revolutionary Change. Amr Yossef and Joseph R. Cerami. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Arab Spring Impact on Executive Education in Egypt. Dina Wafa. International Journal of Educational Management, 2015.

Assessing Citizen Responses to Democracy: A Review and Synthesis of Recent Public Opinion Research  Doh Chull Shin. Center for the Study of Democracy Working Papers, University of California – Irvine. 2015.

Behind the Masks of Protestors. Chris Wegner, University of Oslo, 2015.

Big Jumps in Women’s Presence in Parliaments: Are These Sufficient for Improving Beliefs in Women’s Ability to Govern? Amy C. Alexander. Advancing Women in Leadership, 2015.

Capacity-building for the transformation of public service: A case of managerial-level public servants in Egypt. Dina Wafa. Teaching Public Administration, 2015.

Climate, Affluence, and Trust: Revisiting Climatoeconomic Models of Generalized Trust With Cross-National Longitudinal Data, 1981-2009. Blaine G. Robbins. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 2015.

Coke, Pepsi or Mecca Cola? Why product characteristics affect the likelihood of collective action problems and boycott success. Lindsay Benstead and Megan Reif. Politics, Groups and Identities, 2015.

Communal Religious Practice and Support for Armed Parties: Evidence from Lebanon. Michael T. Hoffman and Elizabeth R. Nugent. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2015.

Cultural Hybridization in East Asia: Exploring an Alternative to the Global Democratization Thesis. Doh Chull Shin. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 2015.

Does Existential Security Affect Tolerance in the Middle East? Tara Siegel. Georgetown University, 2015.

The Durability of Revolutionary Protest Coalitions? Bridging Revolutionary Mobilization and Post-Revolutionary Politics: Evidence from Tunisia. Chantal Berman. Princeton University, 2015.

Eastern and Western Perceptions on EU Aid in Light of the Arab Spring. Beata Paragi. Democracy and Security, 2015.

Elections in the Arab World: Why Do Citizens Turn Out? Carolina de Miguel, Amaney A. Jamal, and Mark Tessler. Comparative Political Studies, 2015.

Explaining Divergent Revolutionary Coalitions. Mark R. Beissinger, Amaney A. Jamal, and Kevin Mazur. Comparative Politics, 2015.

Group Conflict and Political Mobilization in Bahrain and the Arab Gulf: Rethinking the Rentier State. Justin Gengler. Indiana University Press, 2015.

The Impact of Social Beliefs on Microfinance Performance. Katarzyna Burzynska and Olle Berggren. Journal of International Development, 2015.

In Search of Democracy. Larry Diamond. Routledge, 2015.

Is It Gender, Religiosity or Both? A Role Congruity Theory of Candidate Electability in Transitional Tunisia. Lindsay J. Benstead, Amaney A. Jamal and Ellen Lust, Perspectives on Politics, 2015.

Is the U.S. drone program in Yemen working? Jillian Schwedler. Lawfare, 2015.

Islam and Politics in the Middle East: Explaining the Views of Ordinary Citizens. Mark Tessler. Indiana University Press, 2015.

The Key to Real Change in the Middle East: Police Reform. Mieczyslaw P. Boduszynski. The Conversation, 2015.

Maghrebi Youth in the Wake of the Arab Spring. Mark Tessler and Jennifer Miller-Gonzalez. North African Politics: Change and Continuity, edited by Yahia H. Zoubir and Gregory White. Routledge, 2015.

Mapping and Explaining Attitudes toward Political Islam among Ordinary Citizens in the Middle East and North Africa. Mark Tessler. Economic Research Forum Working Paper No. 902, 2015.

Mass Mobilization and the Democracy Bias. Marc Morjé Howard and Meir R. Walters. Middle East Policy, 2015.

Middle East and North Africa Economic Monitor, April 2015: Towards a New Social Contract. Shanta Devarajan. World Bank, 2015.

Neo-Islamism after the Arab Spring: Case Study of the Tunisian Ennahda Party. Tarek Chamkhi. Murdoch University, 2015.

The Other Way Around: Investigating the ‘Reverse Wave of De-democratization’ Hypothesis. Andrea Cassani and Alessandro Pellegata. Annual Conference of the Italian Political Science Association, 2015.

Patterns of Participation in a Revolution and Its Aftermath. David Doherty and Peter Schraeder. Loyola University, 2015.

Regionalism in New Democracies: Sub-National Variation in Tunisia’s 2014 Parliamentary Elections. Chantal E. Berman and Elizabeth R. Nugent. Princeton University, 2015.

The Rise of a New Generation: Intergenerational Value Change in Egypt. Zeyad M. Elkelani. The American University in Cairo, 2015.

Social Uprisings: Conceptualization, Measurement, Causes and Implications. Sondos Shaheen. Philipps Universität Marburg, 2015.

Support for Democracy and Mass Participation in the Tunisian Revolution. David Doherty and Peter Schraeder. Loyola University, 2015.

To Russia with Love: Why Obama Should Be Glad Russia Is Getting Involved in Syria. A. Trevor Thrall. Cato Institute, 2015.

Trust, Voice, and Incentives: Learning from Local Success Stories in Service Delivery in the Middle East and North Africa. Hana Brixi, Ellen Lust, and Michael Woolcock, World Bank, 2015.

Volunteering in the Arab World: Bringing Back People into Politics? Tania Haddad. Democracy and Security, 2015.

What the Arab street thinks of Iran and of US policy toward Iran. Michael Robbins. The Conversation, 2015.

Who Votes for Islamist Parties – and Why? Miquel Pellicer and Eva Wegner. German Institute of Area and Global Studies, 2015.

Why Quotas Are Needed to Improve Women's Access to Services in Clientelistic Regimes. Lindsey J. Benstead, Portland State University, 2015.

Working Those Connections: Exploring Arab Women’s Differential Access to Opportunity in the Middle East and North Africa. Gail Buttoroff and Bozena Welborne. Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Issue Brief, July 17, 2015.

When it comes to democracy, Egyptians hate the player but Tunisians hate the game . Michael Robbins, Washington Post, 2015.

What the Arab uprising protesters really wanted. Mark R. Beissinger, Amaney Jamal, and Kevin Mazur, Washington Post, 2015.  

Why Tunisia Didn't follow Egypt's Path. Sharan Grewal, Washington Post, 2015.


Counting Islam: Religion, Class, and Elections in Egypt. Tarek Masoud. Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Further Insight into Global and Arab Muslin Opinion Structures: Statistical Reflections on the 2013 Pew Report ‘The World’s Muslims  Arno Tausch. Middle East Review of International Affairs, 2014.

Quality of Life and Wellbeing in North Africa – Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.  Habib Tiliouine. Global Handbook of Quality of Life, 2014.

What is the Egyptian anti-coup movement protesting for?  Neil Ketchley and Michael Biggs. Washington Post, 2014.

Does Western pressure for gender equality help? Sarah Bush and Amaney Jamal. Washington Post, 2014.

How repressing the Brotherhood could have unintended consequences in Egypt. Elizabeth Nugent. Washington Post, 2014.

Algerians Vote for Stability. Michael Robbins, Washington Post, 2014.

Arab views on governance after the uprisings. Michael Robbins and Mark Tessler. Washington Post, 2014.

Are Student Protests in Arab States Caused by Economic and Political Grievances? Empirical evidence from the 2006-07 Arab Barometer. M. Najeeb Shafiq, Jessica Mason, Taylor Seybolt, and Kristin DeLuca, Peabody Journal of Education, 2014.

Governance and health in the Arab world. Rajaie Batniji, Lina Khatib, Melani Cammett, Jeffrey Sweet, Sanjay Basu, Amaney Jamal, Paul Wise, and Rita Giacaman. The Lancet, 2014.

How Islam mattered in the Arab uprisings. Michael Hoffman and Amaney Jamal. Washington Post, 2014.

How Jordan Uses Islam against the Islamic State. Michael Robbins and Lawrence Rubin, Washington Post, 2014.

Is Israel’s Blockade Worth Fighting For?  Michael Robbins and Amaney Jamal. Washington Post, 2014.

Islamic Attitudes and the Support for Gender Equality and Democracy in Seven Arab Countries, and the Role of Anti-Western Feelings. Niels Spierings. Generos, 2014.

Religion and the Arab Spring: Between two competing narratives. Michael Hoffman and Amaney Jamal. Journal of Politics, 2014.

The Roots of the Islamic State's Appeal. Shadi Hamid, Brookings Institute, 2014.

Searching for Stability: The Arab Barometer surveys a divided Libya. Fathi Ali and Michael Robbins, Arab Reform Initiative, 2014.

Skipping the Arab Spring: The Arab Barometer surveys a changing Algeria. Michael Robbins, Arab Reform Initiative, 2014.

Wasta Once Again Hampering Arab Youth Chances for a Dignified Life. Jumana Alaref. The World Bank, 2014.

What’s Behind the Demand for Governance? An assessment of people’s views. Gina Bergh, Alina Rocha Menocal and Laura Rodriguez Takeuchi, Radio Free Europe, 2014.

Why Do Some Arab Citizens See Democracy as Unsuitable for their Country? Lindsay J. Benstead, Democratization, 2014.

Why some Arabs don’t want democracy. Lindsey Benstead. Washington Post, 2014.


The Anatomy of Protest in Egypt and Tunisia. Mark Beissinger, Amaney Jamal, and Kevin Mazur. Foreign Policy, 2013.

Digital Uprising: The internet revolution in the Middle East. Kevin M. Wagner and Jason Gainous, Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 2013.

Exploring Factors Associated with Citizens’ Perception of a Country’s Economic Condition: The case of Palestine. Najwa Sado Safadi and Margaret Lombe, Social Development Issues, 2013.

Political Segmentation and Diversification in the Rentier Arab Gulf. Justin Gengler, Gulf Research Meeting, Cambridge, 2013.

The Rise of Official Islam in Jordan. Michael Robbins and Lawrence Rubin, Politics, Religion & Ideology, 2013.

Secular-Islamist Cleavage, Values, and Support for Democracy and Shari’a in the Arab World. Sabri Ciftci, Political Research Quarterly, 2013.


The Arab Spring Uncoiled. Charles Kurzman. Mobilization: An International Quarterly, 2012.

Assessing Attitudes Toward Regional Integration Processes. Bernd Schlipphak and Timo Menniken, The regional Integration Manual: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods edited by Philippe De Lombaerde, Renato Flores, Lelio Iapadre and Michael Schulz, 2012.

A Barometer for Arab Democracy. Marc Lynch. Foreign Policy, 2012.

Bound by Brand: Opposition party support under electoral authoritarianism. Michael Robbins, University of Michigan, 2012.

The Effect of Elections on Public Opinion Toward Democracy. Michael Robbins and Mark Tessler, Comparative Political Studies, 2012.

Grievances, Opportunity and Protest in Four Arab States. Taylor B. Seybolt and M. Najeeb Shafiq, APSA, 2012.

The Impact of Social Media on Social Unrest in the Arab Spring. Taylor Dewey, Juliane Kaden, Miriam Marks, Shun Matsushima, and Beijing Zhu, International Policy, 2012.

New Findings on Arabs and Democracy. Mark Tessler, Amaney Jamal, and Michael Robbins. Journal of Democracy, 2012.

On the Role of Human Development in the Arab Spring. Randall Kuhn, Population and Development Review, 2012.

The Youth and the Arab Spring: Cohort Differences and Similarities. Michael Hoffman, Amaney Jamal. Middle East Law and Governance, 2012.


Arab Islamist Parties: Losing on Purpose? Shadi Hamid. Journal of Democracy, 2011.

Co-optation as a Strategy of Authoritarian Legitimation – Success and Failure in the Arab World. Maria Josua, ECPR, 2011.

Democracy and Political Action. Max Kaase. International Political Science Review, 2011.

The Determinants of Tolerance in Arab Societies. Ani Sarkissian. APSA, 2011.

Ethnic Conflict and Political Mobilization in Bahrain and the Arab Gulf. Justin Gengler, University of Michigan, 2011.

Overview Report: Measuring Media Development. Sanjukta Roy. World Bank Institute, 2011.

Popular Views about Islam and Politics in the Arab World. Mark Tessler. International Institute Journal, 2011.

Public Opinion in the Middle East: Survey Research and the Political Orientations of Ordinary Citizens. Mark Tessler, 2011.

Tunisians voted for jobs, not Islam. Michael Robbins, and Mark Tessler. Foreign Policy, 2011.


Religion, Religiosity and the Place of Islam in Political Life: Insights from the Arab Barometer Surveys. Mark Tessler. Middle East Law and Governance, 2010.

What Arabs Think. Fares Braizat. Journal of Democracy, 2010.

Why Are There No Arab Democracies? Larry Diamond. Journal of Democracy, 2010.

Before 2010

Border Guards of the “Imagined” Watan: Arab Journalists and the New Arab Consciousness. Lawrence Pintak. The Middle East Journal, 2009.

Moving beyond Democracy: What causes variation in the level of gender equality across Arab states? Amaney A. Jamal and Vickie Langohr, Middle East Politics Working Group Workshop, Cornell University, 2009.

Paint by Numbers. Editorial. The National, 2009.

What Accounts for Popular Support for Islamist Parties in the Arab World? Evidence from the Arab Barometer. Michael Robbins. American Political Science Association, 2009.

Attitudes in the Arab World. Amaney A. Jamal and Mark A. Tessler. Journal of Democracy, 2008.

Determinants of Political Participation and Electoral Behavior in the Arab World: Findings and Insights from the Arab Barometer. Mark Tessler, Amaney Jamal, Carolina G. de Miguel. Princeton University, 2008.

Public Opinion and Democratic Legitimacy. Yun-han Chu, Michael Bratton, Marta Lagos, Sandeep Shastri, and Mark Tessler. Journal of Democracy, 2008.

Three Kinds of Movements. Tamara Cofman Wittes. Journal of Democracy, 2008.

Political Attitude Research in the Arab World: Emerging Opportunities. Amaney A. Jamal and Mark A. Tessler. PS: Political Science & Politics, 2006.