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Archive for September, 2009

Is Morocco a Closed Society?

It’s clear to me that the vast majority, even of tradition-minded people, are on the side of greater openness. They want its benefits and understand its necessity.

Bastard Modernization

Too often in Morocco, modernization is what I call “bastard modernization,” which is either bricolage to serve the needs of the moment, or projects designed to enrich the interests of well-positioned individuals without serving the needs of the people.