Al Akhawayn's Mohammed VI Library hosted on April 19, 2012, the 28th Edition of Honoring Al Akhawayn Authors. This edition's author was Mohammed Bouzidi, Visiting Professor at Al Akhawayn School of Humanities and Social Sciences, who gave a talk entitled "Context behind the Writings" on April 19, 2012. Mohammed Bouzidi talked about his writing experience since 1977. His works touched upon issues relating to political science, international relations, and development-related management. Bouzidi recently published an article on “Democratic Transition in Morocco". Below is a summary of the article published in the journal of the Instituto da Defesa Nacional, Lisbon.
"Democratic transition is a new phenomenon in most developing countries and Morocco is no exception in this regard. A number of steps have been taken by King Mohammed VI - repairing the damage done to human rights during the "Years of Lead", strengthening some of the rights of women through the revision of Family Law, launching the National Initiative on Human Development aiming at reducing poverty in rural areas that have been neglected by successive governments since independence and organizing clean elections in 2002 and 2007. However, despite some democratic reforms, one question still remains: are these reforms a platform for further reforms or do they represent a terminus?"
For more information please visit Bouzidi's web page
Posted on 04/20/2012