This study examines the nature of changes to Yemen's power structures, political dynamics and institutions since the intention to democratize was announced in 1990 paying particular attention to the role of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
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About the Author
Sarah Phillips received her Ph.D. from the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, Australian National University, in 2007. She spent over a year conducting fieldwork in Yemen for her dissertation on processes of political reform and now works with the National Democratic Institute in Yemen. Phillips specialises in Yemeni politics, political party development, democratisation and reform in the Arab world, and the role of Islamists in these processes. She has published articles in the Middle East Report, the Arab Reform Bulletin, and for the Carnegie Endowment.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table of ContentsIntroduction Resilience and Reform in the Arab Middle East A Brief History of The Republic of Yemen: Electoral Politics, War, and Political Retraction The Yemeni Regime and its Informal-Formal Government Institutions Tribalism in a Weak State Non-State Actors and Political Reform: Civil Society, Activists and Political Parties Political Islamists and the Islah Party Coercion, Managed Pluralism and Legitimacy