Maghreb – Study of legal frameworks for decentralisation (2015)
This study systematically analyses the legal frameworks for decentralisation in Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya. What these five countries have in common is that they belong to the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), a profoundly symbolic institution built on the differences that bring them together, particularly the Western Sahara conflict. The territory is not very well integrated and is thus relatively geopolitically and economically heterogeneous. However, these countries share some social, political and religious issues, although the advent of the Arab Spring brings some of these countries into sharper focus and increases their significance, more so in some of these countries than the others.