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Authoritarianism in the Middle East : regimes and resistance

Author: Marsha Pripstein Posusney; Michele Penner Angrist
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2005.
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"Why do authoritarian regimes prevail in the Middle East while successful democratic transitions are occurring elsewhere in the developing world? Authoritarianism in the Middle East addresses this question, focusing on the role of political institutions and the strategic choices made by both rulers and opposition challengers.". "The authors eschew cultural explanations, highlighting instead the importance of robust  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marsha Pripstein Posusney; Michele Penner Angrist
ISBN: 1588263177 9781588263179 1588263428 9781588263421
OCLC Number: 58831157
Description: x, 276 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Middle East's democracy deficit in comparative perspective / Marsha Pripstein Posusney --
pt. 1. The reins of power. Coercive institutions and coercive leaders / Eva Bellin --
Political crisis and restabilization : Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Tunisia / Jason Brownlee --
Contestation without democracy : elite fragmentation in Iran / Arang Keshavarzian --
pt. 2. Challenges to authoritarian rule. Multiparty elections in the Arab world : election rules and opposition responses / Marsha Pripstein Posusney --
Party systems and regime formation : Turkish exceptionalism in comparative perspective / Michele Penner Angrist --
Opposition and economic crises in Jordan and Morocco / Ellen Lust-Okar --
Princes, parliaments, and the prospects for democracy in the Gulf / Michael Herb --
Too much civil society, too little politics? Egypt and other liberalizing Arab regimes / Vickie Langohr --
pt. 3. Conclusion. The outlook for authoritarians / Michele Penner Angrist.
Responsibility: edited by Marsha Pripstein Posusney, Michele Penner Angrist.
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