Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Regimes and Resistanceby Marsha Pripstein Posusney
Pub. Date: 06/28/2005
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
To ordinary television viewers the Middle East might appear to contain a loosely-aligned set of authoritarian governments with a single cause, a monolithic culture, and an obscure set of motivations. In this collection of ten articles contributors examine the reality, which is that Middle Eastern nations have been very resistant to democratization for a number of reasons, ranging from the cultural to the economic to the political, and power may presently be in the hands of the very few, but there are significant examples of loyal opposition in many nations. They describe conditions of crisis and restabilization in Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Libya, Syria and Tunisia, fragmentation of the elite of Iran, party systems in Turkey, the effects of liberalization in Egypt, and the outlook for authoritarian regimes in the region. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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