Debating Arab Authoritarianism: Dynamics and Durability in Nondemocratic Regimes
Stanford University Press, 20/11/2007 - 360 من الصفحات
This volume inquires into the working mechanisms, the inner logic, and the durability of authoritarian rule in Arab countries. Written by leading American, European, and Arab experts, the collected essays explore the ongoing political dynamics of the region and show how Arab regimes retain power despite ongoing transformations on regional, national, and international levels and in societal, political, and economic spheres. The findings of this book strongly suggest that democratization remains off the agenda in any Arab country for the foreseeable future. Domestic political protests, international pressure toward more liberal governance, and "reform-oriented" regimes notwithstanding, Debating Arab Authoritarianism indicates that while the impetus for political change is strong, it is in the direction of an adaptation to changed circumstances and may even be a revitalization or consolidation of authoritarian rule rather than a systemic transition to democracy.
Social Pacts and the Persistence of Authoritarianism
Ellen LustOkar Authoritarian Opposition and the Politics of Challenge
Democracy Promotion and the Renewal of Authoritarian Rule
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