The painful transition from authoritarianism in Algeria.
Algeria has been through a violent process of democratization which ultimately failed due to the inability of various political forces to tolerate differences among themselves. Algeria remains a neo-patriarchal, neo-patrimonial, obscurantist society, where religion is used blatantly for political purposes and defenders of democracy want to preserve their own authority. None of the political...
... undermining the State when Bendjedid fired, in July 1990, General Mustapha Cheloufi, thought to be too critical of the tolerance exhibited by the ...