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Democracy in the Arab world : explaining the deficit

Author: Ibrahim Elbadawi; Samir A Makdisi
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge ; Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, 2011.
Series: Routledge studies in Middle Eastern politics, 27.
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"Despite notable socio-economic development in the Arab region, a deficit in democracy and political rights has continued to prevail. This book examines the major reasons underlying the persistence of this democracy deficit over the past decades and touches on the prospects for deepening the process of democratization in the Arab World. Contributions from major scholars in the region give a cross country analysis of  Read more...
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Democracy in the Arab world.
London ; New York : Routledge ; Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, 2011
(DLC) 2010004661
(OCoLC)457164703
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ibrahim Elbadawi; Samir A Makdisi
ISBN: 9780203852866 0203852869
OCLC Number: 680036262
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 331 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Political culture and the crisis of democracy in the Arab world / Abdelwahab el-Affendi --
Explaining the Arab democracy deficit : the role of oil and conflicts / Ibrahim Elbadawi, Samir Makdisi and Gary Milante --
Jordan : propellers of atuocracy : the Arab-Israeli conflict and foreign power interventions / Taher Kanaan and Joseph Massad --
Lebanon : the constrained democracy and its national impact / Samir Makdisi, Fadia Kiwan and Marcus Marktanner --
Syria : the underpinnings of autocracy : conflict, oil and the curtailment of economic freedom / Raed Safadi, Laura Munro and Radwan Ziadeh --
The Gulf region : beyond oil and wars : the role of history and geopolitics in explaining autocracy / Sami Atallah --
Algeria : democracy and development under the aegis of the 'authoritarian bargain' / Belkacem Laabas and Ammar Bouhouche --
Iraq : understanding autocracy : oil and conflict in a historical and socio-political context / Bassam Yousif and Eric Davis --
Egypt : development, liberalization and the persistence of autocracy / Gouda Abdel-Khalek and Mustapha K. Al Sayyid --
Sudan : colonial heritage, social polarization and the democracy deficit / Ali Abdel Gadir Ali and Atta el-Battahani --
The democracy deficit in the Arab world : an interpretive synthesis / Ibrahim Elbadawi and Samir Makdisi.
Series Title: Routledge studies in Middle Eastern politics, 27.
Responsibility: edited by Ibrahim Elbadawi and Samir Makdisi.
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"Despite notable socio-economic development in the Arab region, a deficit in democracy and political rights has continued to prevail. This book examines the major reasons underlying the persistence of this democracy deficit over the past decades and touches on the prospects for deepening the process of democratization in the Arab World. Contributions from major scholars in the region give a cross country analysis of economic development, political institutions and social factors, and the impact of oil wealth and regional wars, and present a model for democracy in the Arab world. Case studies are drawn from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan and the Gulf region, building on these cross-country analyses and probing beyond the modelʹs main global variables. Looking beyond the effect of oil and conflicts, the chapters illustrate how specific socio-political history of the country concerned, fear of fundamentalist groups, collusion with foreign powers and foreign interventions, and the co-option of the elites by the state contribute to these problems of democratization"--Provided by publisher.

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