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The Struggle over Democracy in the Middle East: Regional Politics and External Policies (UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series) epub

by Nathan J. Brown,Emad Shahin


The Struggle over Democracy in the Middle East: Regional Politics and External Policies (UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series) epub

ISBN: 0415773792

ISBN13: 978-0415773799

Author: Nathan J. Brown,Emad Shahin

Category: Other

Subcategory: Social Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (November 20, 2009)

Pages: 224 pages

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Nathan J. Brown, Emad Shahin Emad El-Din Shahin is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Harvard University; faculty affiliate at the Kennedy School o. .

Nathan J. Brown, Emad Shahin. Many residents of the Middle East - and more recently, Western powers - have placed great hope in democratization in the region. Yet authoritarianism remains the norm and movement towards democracy is both slow and uneven. Emad El-Din Shahin is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Harvard University; faculty affiliate at the Kennedy School of Government, the Dubai Initiative; and Associate Professor at the Political Science Department at the American University in Cairo.

Middle East comparativists are well-equipped to explain variations in regime outcomes, as they have been among the leading scholars of authoritarian politics over the past two decades (Anderson 2006; Brown and Shahin 2010; Schlumberger 2007).

Many residents of the Middle East - and more recently, Western powers - have placed great hope in democratization in the region. The Struggle over Democracy in the Middle East examines democracy and democratization in the light of regional realities rather than the wishful thinking o.

The UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series on Middle East security and cooperation features new .

The UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series on Middle East security and cooperation features new and original scholarship on many of the most critical issues facing the region. Each book presents a variety of perspectives on a specific topic, such as democracy in the Middle East, dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian relations, Gulf security, and the gender factor in the Middle East. Aside from covering the key issues facing the region, the series also features a number of sub-themes under a single heading, covering security, social, political, and economic factors affecting the Middle.

1 Emad El-Din Shahin is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Harvard University; faculty affiliate at the Kennedy School of Government, th.

Emad El-Din Shahin is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Harvard University; faculty affiliate at the Kennedy School of Government, the Dubai Initiative; and Associate Professor at the Political Science Department at the American University in Cairo. We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

CMED is dedicated to the development of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in all aspects -economic, social, political . Steven L. Spiegel serves as Director of the Center for Middle East Development at UCLA.

CMED is dedicated to the development of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in all aspects -economic, social, political, and diplomatic. Founded in 2005, the center has become a well-known and trusted organization in the field and in the region. Through the innovative and informal negotiation techniques he has developed, Dr. Spiegel helps produce cutting edge ideas for promoting Middle East regional security and cooperation.

Material type: BookSeries: UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series ; . ublisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, Description . ublisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, Description: 201p. 22 c. SBN: 9780415773805 (pbk. : alk. paper). Subject(s): Arab countries - Politics and government - 1945- Middle East - Politics and government - 1979- Democracy - Middle East Democratization - Middle East Democracy - Arab countries Democratization - Arab countries DDC classification: 32. 56. Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title.

ISBN13:9780415773805.

It always seemed as if Arab countries were ‘on the brink. It turns out that they were. And those who assured us that Arab autocracies would last for decades, if not longer, were wrong. In the wake of the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions, academics, analysts and certainly Western policymakers must reassess their understanding of a region entering its democratic moment. What has happened since January disproves longstanding assumptions about how democracies can-and should-emerge in the Arab world.

As the recent revolutions in the Middle East have demonstrated, civil society in this . Walid Salem is the director of Panorama, the Palestinian Center for the Dissemination of Democracy and Community Development in Palestine.

As the recent revolutions in the Middle East have demonstrated, civil society in this part of the world is on the move. The increasingly important role of non-state actors – a phenomenon of globalization- has characterized developments throughout the region. Series: UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series (Book 5). Paperback: 240 pages.

Many residents of the Middle East - and more recently, Western powers - have placed great hope in democratization in the region. Yet authoritarianism remains the norm and movement towards democracy is both slow and uneven.

The Struggle over Democracy in the Middle East examines democracy and democratization in the light of regional realities rather than the wishful thinking of outsiders. Specialists from the region analyze democratic prospects in the region, while accomplished scholars from the United States and the United Kingdom analyze Western policy, providing a wide-ranging survey of the efforts of individual countries and the effect of external influences. Addressing themes including sectarianism, culture, religion, security and the promotion of democracy, the book examines the experiences of activists, political parties, religious groups and governments and highlights the difficulties involved in bringing democracy to the Middle East. Providing a multifaceted approach to the issue of democratization, this book will be a valuable reference for courses on Middle Eastern politics, political science and democracy.