Democracy In the Balance: Culture and Society In the Middle East / Edition 1

Democracy In the Balance: Culture and Society In the Middle East / Edition 1

by Mehran Kamrava
     
 

ISBN-10: 1566430631

ISBN-13: 9781566430630

Pub. Date: 01/01/1998

Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

Drawing on the disciplines of history, sociology, political science, and cultural anthropology, as well as an extensive bibliography of recent publications in Middle Eastern studies, Democracy in the Balance provides a comprehensive survey of the social and cultural dynamics of the Middle East, while its author sounds an impassioned call for the fundamental changes…  See more details below

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Drawing on the disciplines of history, sociology, political science, and cultural anthropology, as well as an extensive bibliography of recent publications in Middle Eastern studies, Democracy in the Balance provides a comprehensive survey of the social and cultural dynamics of the Middle East, while its author sounds an impassioned call for the fundamental changes that are needed if democracy is to take root and eventually thrive in the region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566430630
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Series:
Comparative Politics and the International Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1610L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
Foreword
Preface
1The Social Origins of Democracy1
The Debate over Democracy2
Democratization and Political Crafting9
Civil Society in Comparative Perspective16
Democracy in the Middle East31
2Social Forces and Institutions40
Social Forces41
Social Institutions49
3Social Classes82
Urban Social Classes90
Rural Social Classes117
4Social Change131
Causes of Social Change134
Manifestations of Social Change145
5Popular Culture168
Islam170
Culture of Confusion176
Culture of Wasted Energies184
Culture of Virility189
Rural Culture196
6Political Culture201
Islam204
The Cult of Personality213
7Conclusion224
Notes232
Bibliography266
Index292
About the Author300

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