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United States and the challenge of democratization in the Arab world

Guilain Denoeux

United States and the challenge of democratization in the Arab world

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Published by Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University in Washington, DC .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Arab countries,
  • United States,
  • Arab countries.
    • Subjects:
    • Democracy -- Arab countries.,
    • Democratization -- Arab countries.,
    • Arab countries -- Politics and government -- 1945-,
    • Arab countries -- Foreign relations -- United States.,
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- Arab countries.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementGuilain P. Denoeux.
      SeriesOccasional papers, Occasional papers (Georgetown University. Center for Contemporary Arab Studies)
      ContributionsGeorgetown University. Center for Contemporary Arab Studies.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJQ1850.A91 .D48 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination39 p. ;
      Number of Pages39
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL291737M
      LC Control Number97196516
      OCLC/WorldCa35069930

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The increased interest in democratization among academics, policy. Recognizing this, the Arab world’s new emerging democracies will need support and assistance from the international community, including the United States.

This can be done through technical. More than five years after the Arab Spring began, the euphoria that accompanied the region’s early uprisings has been replaced by a dogged realism. From the indignant graffiti scrawled on walls across Tunis to the war-torn neighborhoods of Damascus and Tripoli, the region and the world’s hopes of establishing peace and democracy have largely : Seth G.

Jones. Democratization (or democratisation) is the transition to a more democratic political regime, including substantive political changes moving in a democratic may be the transition from an authoritarian regime to a full democracy, a transition from an authoritarian political system to a semi-democracy or transition from a semi-authoritarian political system to a democratic.

The United States faces no greater challenge today than successfully fulfilling its new ambition of helping bring about a democratic transformation of the Middle East. Uncharted Journey contributes a wealth of concise, illuminating insights on this subject, drawing on the contributors' deep knowledge of Arab politics and their substantial.

The hopes and drama of the Arab Spring captured the world’s attention early in As events unfolded during that year and intoit quickly became clear that daunting challenges lie ahead for postrevolutionary Egypt and Tunisia and for other Arab countries that might also experience regime change.

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Back in the Arab world appeared to be set on an unstoppable course towards democratization. Hopes for a new era of stable and democratic rule were high as mass protest movements led to the end of longstanding authoritarian regimes.

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The Bush administration has said that an Iraq with a freely chosen government could serve as a model for spreading democracy in the Middle East. But is that goal really in the United States' interest. For Shadi Hamid, a Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution, the West was never interested in the actual realization of democracy in the Arab world, for selfish interests and reasons: “The United States and other Western powers supported ‘reform,’ but they were not interested in overturning an order which had given them pliant, if illegitimate, Arab regimes.

Failed Democratization in the Arab World Failed Democratization in the Arab World Shlomo Avineri ▪ Fall Because al-Qaeda’s ideology is rooted in an extreme version of Islam, post-September 11 discourse has focused mostly on ways that Islam may, in certain circumstances, give rise to bin Laden-like phenomena.

The Challenges To Democracy In Egypt Egypt's defense minister warned that the rising conflicts and chaos in the country could result in "the collapse of the state." Ongoing violence highlights the.

The United States also should not make assumptions about the inevitable role of Islamists. While they remain the most organized and potent political force in many countries in the region, the United States shouldn’t view the Arab world with an essentialist lens that sees in Islamist rule the natural equilibrium.“Democratization in the Arab World is an excellent book that fills a need for concise profiles of democratic transitions and the lessons that can be drawn from them.

It breaks new ground in very deliberately, thoughtfully, and parsimoniously applying the lessons of theory and experience to the transition processes underway in the Arab world. The focus of her current research is democratization and the politics of civic engagement in the Arab world.

Her interests also include the study of Muslim and Arab Americans and the pathways that structure their patterns of civic engagement in the United States. (winner APSA Best Book Award in comparative democratization); and.