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Kuwait: At the Crossroads of Change or Political Stagnation - Shafeeq Ghabra

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Summary

Though Kuwaitis have been striving for change, particularly since 2011, their country’s political structures remain more or less unaltered.  Yet change is inevitable, writes Shafeeq Ghabra in this MEI Policy Paper. At issue is a semi-democratic system that has proven ineffective at dealing with problems such as government mismanagement, corruption, a lack of economic transparency, and inequality toward tribes and undocumented immigrants. Ghabra argues that if change is not initiated by the state, peaceful demonstrations will continue to push the government toward rationalizing the political process, allowing more freedoms, and developing Kuwait's democracy by amending its 52-year-old constitution.

 

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Source: Middle East Institute
May 2014

 

الأفكار الواردة في الأوراق والمداخلات والتعقيبات لا تعبر عن رأي الموقع وإنما عن رأي أصحابها