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Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World (A by Larry Diamond,Marc F. Plattner

By Larry Diamond,Marc F. Plattner

Beginning in December 2010, a sequence of uprisings swept the Arab international, toppling 4 longtime leaders and growing an obvious political beginning in a area lengthy impervious to the "third wave" of democratization. regardless of the preliminary euphoria, the legacies of authoritarianism—polarized societies, politicized militaries, state-centric economies, and pervasive clientelism—have confirmed obdurate stumbling blocks to the fashioning of recent political and social contracts. in the meantime, the robust electoral functionality of political Islamists and the resultant backlash in Egypt have rekindled arguments concerning the compatibility of democracy and political Islam. even supposing development towards democracy has been halting at top, the region’s political atmosphere this present day bears little resemblance to what it was once ahead of the uprisings.

In Democratization and Authoritarianism within the Arab World, best students tackle the questions posed through this era of old switch within the heart East and North Africa. This quantity contains chapters analyzing a number of wide subject matters: the region’s transferring political tradition, the connection among democracy and political Islam, the legacy of authoritarian ruling preparations, the strengths and vulnerabilities of ultimate autocracies, and the teachings realized from transitions to democracy in different elements of the realm. It additionally positive aspects chapters examining the political improvement of person nations: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen, and the monarchies of the Gulf.

Contributors

Hicham Ben Abdallah El AlaouiApril Longley AlleyZoltan BaranyAhmed BenchemsiMieczyslaw P. BoduszynskiNathan J. BrownJason BrownleeDaniel BrumbergJohn M. CareyMichele DunneAbdou Filali-AnsaryHillel FradkinF. Gregory Gause IIIHusain HaqqaniSteven HeydemannPhilip N. HowardMuzammil M. HussainAmaney JamalStéphane LacroixJuan J. LinzTarek MasoudMarc F. PlattnerTarek RadwanHamadi RedissiAndrew ReynoldsMichael RobbinsOlivier RoyPeter J. SchraederAlfred StepanMark TesslerFrédéric VolpiLucan WayFrederic WehreySean L. Yom

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