Rabat - Morocco is viewed by many as an exception to the norm of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The extent to which this claim is asserted varies, but one thing is certain, Morocco is at the very least unique in the region in its governance and culture. In order to understand the claim of exception, a definition of the norm must first be established, so what is that norm and how is Morocco different?

Aspects of The Moroccan Exception
Dr Mohamed Chtatou is a professor at the University of Mohammed V in Rabat.