Democratization And Development / Edition 1

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Investigating the political economy of development and democracy in the Middle East, this book provides new insight into the effects of external initiatives for the support of good governance in Arab states, the impact of transnational Islamist networks on democratization in the Middle East, and the role of new satellite broadcasting in the Arab world.

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"Avoiding the pitfalls of Arab exceptionalism on the one hand and democracy promotion as a mere technique of political engineering on the other this volume enables both specialist and non specialist readers to understand how particular constraints and opportunities condition the success of political reform. Drawing on comparative historical analysis the authors illustrate the importance of fitting such strategies to the institutional context which they are supposed to change. Put differently, political strategists act more effectively if they stop ignoring features that inevitably structure their action."
--Eberhard Kienle, Directeur de recherche au CNRS and Director of IREMAM, Aix-en-Provence, France

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403970640
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Series: Governance, Security and Development Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Dietrich Jung is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department for Development Research of the Danish Institute for International Studies in Copenhagen.

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Table of Contents

War-Making and State-Making in the Middle East--Dietrich Jung * PART I: Transnational and International Contexts
• Dancing With Wolves: Dilemmas of Democracy Promotion in Authoritarian Contexts--Oliver Schlumberger
• Who Is Afraid of Transnationalism? Arabism, Islamism, and the Prospects of Democratization in the Arab East--Thomas Scheffler
• Democratization and the New Arab Media--Jakob Skovgaard Petersen
PART II: Case Studies
• The Political Economy of Islam and Democracy in Turkey: From the Welfare Party to the AKP--Ziya Önis
• Democratization Reforms as a Means of Stabilizing Authoritarian Rule in Contemporary Egypt--Maye Kassem
• State and Market in Syria: Politics of Economic Liberalization?--Søren Schmidt
• Conclusions
• Democratizing the Middle East: A Means of Ensuring International Security or an End in Itself?--Dietrich Jung

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