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Uncharted Journey: Promoting Democracy in the Middle East
     

Uncharted Journey: Promoting Democracy in the Middle East

by Thomas Carothers
 

ISBN-10: 0870032127

ISBN-13: 9780870032127

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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 experience with

Overview

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 experience with democracy-building in other parts of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870032127
Publisher:
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Global Policy Books
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Introduction
1The New Democracy Imperative3
Part 1Regional Realities
2Liberalization versus Democracy15
3Islamists and Democracy37
4The New Reform Ferment57
Part 2No Easy Answers
5Is Civil Society the Answer?81
6The Limits of Women's Rights115
7The Political-Economic Conundrum131
8The Missing Constituency for Democratic Reform151
Part 3Policy Choices
9The Problem of Credibility173
10Choosing a Strategy193
11Integrating Democracy into the U.S. Policy Agenda209
12Europe's Uncertain Pursuit of Middle East Reform229
Conclusion
13Getting to the Core251
Bibliography269
Index283
Contributors301
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace303

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