This commentary was published in The Jordan Times on 23/05/2011
What do politicians mean when they talk about the Arab Spring? Are they referring to the rising of the Arab masses from their deep political slumber? Are they referring to the change that has replaced dictatorial Arab leaders with participatory leaderships made up of semi-government, semi-democratic institutions and individuals? Is it a qualifying term promising hope or a logical framework limiting the change to a seasonal and temporary transformation?