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The Arab Spring and Unconstitutional Changes of Government in Africa

  • Müge Dalar
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Abstract

The popular uprisings that started on the northern coast of Africa in 2011 ended with the overthrow of leaders in Tunisia and Egypt, and resulted in the bloodier conflict in Libya. These popular uprisings were unexpected by the international community, and also by the African Union, whose aim is to accelerate the process of integration on the continent, protect peace and security, and support democracy and human rights. Under its normative framework, the Union tried not to remain silent and to play an active role in response to these unexpected developments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Müge Dalar
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  1. 1.Eskişehir Osmangazi UniversityEskişehirTurkey

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