After The Uprisings - The Arab World in Freefall Fragmentation or Reconfiguration - Panel 4 - "Authoritarian Retrenchment"

Two Day Conference cosponsored by the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Workshop on Arab Political Development with the collaboration of the Project on Middle East Political Science, and the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs. Panel 4: Authoritarian Retrenchment Discussant: Elizabeth R. Nugent (Princeton University) · Sarah Weirich (Rutgers University), “Lineages and Mythologies of the Old Elite: Power in Present-Day Tunisia.” · Kristen Kao (University of Gothenburg), “Rigging Democracy: Maintaining Power Through Authoritarian Electoral Institutions.” · Merouan Mekouar (York University), “Distorting Mirrors and Authoritarian Collapse: How Repressive Regimes Fail to See Themselves.” · Tereza, Jermanova (University of Warwick), “The struggle for rules of how to write the rules: A case study of constitutional change in Egypt after the 2011 uprising.”