Articles by Nahla El-Menshawy

August 19, 2022

♟️ Why autocrats’ strategies of legitimation are worth studying

Nahla El-Menshawy
Legitimacy is as vital to the consolidation of authoritarian regimes as it is in democracies, where it is more studied. Nahla El-Menshawy illustrates how regime type, ideology, and historical legacies influence autocratic legitimation strategies
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Nahla El-Menshawy
PhD Candidate, Research Initiative ConTrust, Goethe University of Frankfurt

Nahla is a research associate at the Chair of Political Science at Goethe University Frankfurt and a doctoral candidate in the cluster initiative ConTrust.

She is also is an associated researcher at the Peace Research Institute in Frankfurt (PRIF).

Her research interests are autocracies and legitimation processes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

In her dissertation project she focuses on trust dynamics and conflict in Yemen, where she studies trust-building processes, especially in the informal sector.

Nahla holds a bachelor degree in Social Sciences from Humboldt University Berlin and a master’s degree in Political Science and Geography from the University of Heidelberg.

She tweets @nahla_e

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