Elite fragmentation and securitization in Bahrain

In mid-March 2011, the security forces were able to instigate a broad clampdown against the mobilized public and ensure the survival of the regime within a matter of days. How can this be explained?

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An inclusive Bahraini social contract

Instead of spending money on improving its image abroad, Bahrain would be better served if it managed to renegotiate a durable social contract and a political system based on inclusion, not on exclusion and securitisation.

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