The struggle over democracy in the Middle East regional politics and external policies

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Published by Routledge in Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Democratization -- Arab countries,
  • Democratization -- Middle East,
  • Democracy -- Arab countries,
  • Democracy -- Middle East,
  • Arab countries -- Politics and government -- 1945-,
  • Middle East -- Politics and government -- 1979-

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statement[edited by] Nathan J. Brown and Emad El-Din Shahin.
SeriesUCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series -- 1
ContributionsBrown, Nathan J., Shahin, Emad Eldin, 1957-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJQ1850.A91 S77 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23192670M
ISBN 109780415773799, 9780415773805, 9780203869871
LC Control Number2009012469

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About this blog: A struggle over the future of the Middle East is under way: Will terrorist groups and other authoritarian regimes hold sway or will the people of the region seek freedom and democracy?Walid Phares, senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, argues in “The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East” that the West doesn’t fully.

The Struggle over Democracy in the Middle East: Regional Politics and External Policies, the first in a series to be published by the UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED), is a critical contribution to deconstructing this intricate and continuing debate.

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Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Center for Middle East Policy and the author of "Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam.

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Specialists from the region analyze democratic prospects in the region, while accomplished scholars from the United States and the United Kingdom analyze Western policy Brand: Taylor And Francis. "A smart and highly readable book by one of the leading experts on the topic. Hamid examines the defining problem in the modern Middle East: how to mix religion and politics.

His heartfelt fear is that in the age of ISIS a solution won’t come quickly because the features of a modern democratic state are often at odds with the path to God.”. The case is most clearly and recently laid out in a new book called “Justice Interrupted: The Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East” by Elizabeth F.

Thompson, a historian. “A major work by an eminent scholar of the Middle East, Justice Interrupted provides a panoramic view of the region’s struggle for justice and constitutional government over the past century and a half. Thompson offers powerful evidence that the pro-democratic aspirations of the Arab Spring have long roots.”—.

(Shadow Wars: The Secret Struggle for the Middle East. Christopher Davidson. Oneworld Publishing, U.K., ) Written in response to the ‘Arab Spring’ initiated in Tunisia inShadow Wars – The Secret Struggle for the Middle East, is a powerful indictment of.

The Middle East Institute hosted a lively academic debate on J on the inter-relationship of Islam and politics in response to the new book by Brookings fellow Shadi Hamid, Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the sants Hassan Mneimneh (MEI) and Nathan Brown (The George Washington University) and moderator Sumaiya Hamdani.

Islamic Exceptionalism: How the struggle over Islam is reshaping the world. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press. ISBN OCLC Hamid, Shadi (). Temptations of Power: Islamists and illiberal democracy in a new Middle East.

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Martin's Press. The unrest in the Middle East has created vacuums where authoritarian and democratic powers are in conflict. Education in all countries is at the heart of the challenges to leadership. In most Middle Eastern countries, graduates from middle school upward have been guaranteed employment in the government.

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