2 edition of Democratization in the Middle East found in the catalog.
Democratization in the Middle East
|Statement||Sabri Sayari, editor ; Panel on Issues in Democratization, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council.|
|Contributions||Sayari, Sabri., Converse, Philip E., 1928-, National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Issues in Democratization., National Research Council (U.S). Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.|
|LC Classifications||JQ1758.A91 D48 1993|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||13 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||13|
|LC Control Number||95122834|
In Chapter 10, Nader Entessar argues that "Kurdish demands for greater cultural and sociopolitical space will have a spillover effect into the larger Iranian society and will help the country establish a transparent and democratic political system that is responsive to the needs of all of its constituent elements" p. Ted R. Critical newspapers and political parties are closed, social and political activists like writers, journalists, human right activists, university students, union leaders, lawyers, and politicians are jailed for unreasonably long periods for making simple criticism against the Supreme Leader, the Islamic Republic system, Islam and Shia doctrines, the government, and other officials. Print Page Based on the democratization experiences of other countries, what are the chances that the Arab Spring will lead to a flowering of democracy? Connect Peter Mandaville is a professor of international affairs at George Mason University and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Democratization in the Middle East addresses a number of key issues determining the success or failure of sustainable democratization in the region.
Iraq, plagued by ethnic and religious divisions but also characterized as a dominant Baath party state, represents a vastly different version of Baath party operation pp. In the failure of peaceful politics and democracy, best exemplified by the military coup in Egypt and the ongoing civil war in Syria, al-Qaeda and other extremist groups have been given a gift. One of the most alarming cases was that of Egypt, where the government, controlled by the military, did not facilitate the democratic transition in any way. Then add in a regional struggle for power.
Global The U. Democratization in the Middle East: Experi Rather than giving up on Middle East democracy, this is the time to double down. Overall, Gurses demonstrates "how the unfolding of events in Turkey's southeastern border in northern Iraq has provided incentives to address the demands from Turkey's Kurdish minority" p. The most difficult question facing democracy in Iraq concerns citizen loyalty. Saudi Arabia and a few other kingdoms on the Arabian Peninsula are considered absolute monarchies.
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I strongly recommend the book, not only for those who study Kurds but also for those who study the Middle East in general. They tend to have a Baath-style authoritarian system under the cover of Kurdish nationalism.
In both Jordan and Kuwait, Deegan adds, the major obstacle to democratization is that indigenous populations find themselves in a minority situation, with the majority lacking a sense of "citizenship" p. Booth, turns attention to the role of indigenous communal groups in the democratization process of Latin America after the s, concluding with potential implications for the Kurdish territories of the Middle East.
However some elections in Iran, as the election of city councils satisfies free and democratic election criteria to some extent. Is Giving Up on Middle East Democracy—and That's a Mistake In prioritizing security over democracy promotion, the Obama administration is failing to address the root causes of extremism in the region.
Similarly, Israel, regarded by many as a liberal democracy, faces problems of population mobility and subjugation p. Tezcur concludes that a negotiated settlement would only be more likely if Kurdish nationalists were given access to executive power in Turkey.
In other countries, the ideology usually out of power has fostered both pro-democratic and anti-democratic sentiments.
The constitution was modeled on the constitution of the French Fifth Republic by the Assembly of Experts for Constitution who were elected by direct popular vote and Khomeini made himself the new Supreme Leader of Iran.
Towards the end, the author attempts to reconcile Islam with democracy-a point not well developed throughout the case-studies section. In Chapter 7, Nicole Watts focuses on the internal dimensions of democratization in Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government KRG and articulates the party-state culture and patron-client nature of the Kurdistan government as obstacles to further democratization.
Protecting them requires that the front line of Kurdish controlled Iraq be stabilised. Definition[ edit ] In his book The Third WaveHuntington defined a democratic wave as "a group of transitions from nondemocratic to democratic regimes that occur within a specified period of time and that significantly outnumber transitions in the opposite directions during that period of time.
The Shah also tried to modernize Iran's economy and westernize Iran's culture. On the contrary, it strove to silence the protests by arresting peaceful protesters and by "trying them in military tribunals.
In the Jordanian case, the author argues that the crucial determining factor in the political system was the role of the Palestinians' population movement: ''This is a case of a majority of people who lived in one country and dreamed, desired, fought and eventually achieved legitimate leadership for their life in another" p.
Others, after examining historical conditions and political experiences, have claimed that the area's political culture appears less than supportive of democratic political structures. Weak states and a new kind of post-Arab Spring authoritarianism may be with us for decades to come.
Some analysts have examined the pace of democratization fast-track vs. Download preview PDF. Even though certain high-profile positions in the government and the seats in the parliament are reserved for specified sects, intense competition is usually expected of political parties and candidates.
However, Deegan fails to address whether democratization would defuse ethno-political conflicts in Iraq. As evidenced by much unrest and a great many Kurdish revolts in all these states since the s, however, the Kurds manifested strong resistance towards ethnic chauvinism.
But to look at this as a security problem risks conflating cause and effect. Deep, systemic changes require time.Feb 05, · book review Political power in America. Class conflict and the subversion of democracy Democratization beyond the Post-Democratic Turn.
Political Participation between Empowerment and Abuse; Guest Editors: Ingolfur Blühdorn & Felix Butzlaff democratization theory and the Middle East: An overview and critique Hinnebusch Volume 13, An excellent supplementary reading to Deegan's book is James Bill/Robert Springborg Politics in the Middle East,in which trade-offs and paradoxes such as economic growth vs.
political decay and political growth vs. economic decay are carefully elaborated. Democratization in the Middle East Book Summary. Democratization in the Middle East Book PDF. Democratization in the Middle East Book Review.
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Jan 07, · But to look at this as a security problem risks conflating cause and effect. Today’s Middle East is a product, at least in part, of failed democratization, and one of the reasons it failed was. Drawing on analyses of Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syriaas well as the North African nations of Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisiathis book examines patterns of democratization; the relationship between civil society and the state; the impact of Islam and Islamic movements; and the interdependence of development, peace and democratization, and political and economic transition.
To what extent does the Kurdish issue function as both a barrier and key to democratization in four of the most important states of the Middle East?
While many commentators on the Middle East stress the importance of resolving the Arab-Israeli dispute for achieving 'peace in the Middle East, ' this book asks whether or not the often overlooked.