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Will Europe Shrink From the Arab Spring?

Jonathan Laurence

Will the Arab Spring end the European Union’s current approach to the southern Mediterranean and lead to more serious support for democratization?

There are three key reasons why “business as usual” with only cosmetic changes is likely to remain the norm, writes Boston College Associate Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence, author of The Emancipation of Europe’s Muslims (Princeton University Press 2012).

He is co-author of "Will Europe Shrink from the Arab Spring?" in the journal World Politics Review. Click here to read the full piece.