Morocco’s Elections: Islamists, Technocrats, and the Palace

Issue Date January 2008
Volume 19
Issue 1
Page Numbers 34-41
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The 2007 elections in Morocco were not about putting competing political projects or societal options before the voters in order to let them choose among them. In fact, the elections were mainly about changing the methods by which the system can adapt in the face of a crisis among its elites. Morocco is a country with a “defused” political game.

About the Author

Mohamed Tozy is professor of political science and sociology at Hassan II University in Morocco and at the University of Provence in Aixen-Provence, France. He is an expert in development sociology and in traditional institutions’ management of collective resources in Morocco and Saharan Africa, and has won the Philippe Habert Prize for political science.

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