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Publication Date

Fall 2021

Program Name

Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

Abstract

Despite a long, complex process of democratization, the Moroccan regime can still be primarily categorized as a pseudodemocracy in which primary executive power lies with the King. At the same time, young people in urban areas in Morocco, a demographic that is traditionally understood to be more supportive of democracy, have recently had dramatically high levels of voter absenteeism. My research seeks to understand how pseudodemocratic practices have been publicly presented to the Moroccan people, and how this has influenced their decision to or not to participate in elections. My research consists primarily of case studies into individuals, their perceptions of Moroccan democracy, and the reasoning behind their voting practices.

Disciplines

African Languages and Societies | African Studies | Civic and Community Engagement | Political Science | Politics and Social Change | Social and Cultural Anthropology

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