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Beyond the Facade: Political Reform in the Arab World

Beyond the Facade: Political Reform in the Arab World


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ISBN-13: 9780870032400
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 02/28/2008
Pages: 295
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Marina Ottaway is a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law program and director of the Carnegie Middle East program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She is the author of several books, including Democracy Challenged: The Rise of Semiauthoritarianism (Carnegie Endowment, 2003). Julia Choucair-Vizoso is a former associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Yale University.

Table of Contents

Evaluating Middle East Reform: Significant or Cosmetic? - Marina Ottaway
1. The Ups and Downs of Political Reofrm in Egypt - Michele Dunne and Amr Hamzawy
2. Illusive Reform: Jordan's Stubborn Stability - Julia Choucair-Vizoso
3. Reform in Syria: Steering Between the Chinese Model and Regime Change - Ellen Lust-Okar
4. Requiem for Palestinian Reform: Clear Lessons From a Troubled Record - Nathan Brown
5. Lebanon: The Challenge of Reform in a Weak State - Julia Choucair-Vizoso
6. Demilitarizing Algeria - Hugh Roberts
7. Morocco: Top-Down Reform Without Democratic Transition - Marina Ottaway and Meredith Riley
8. The Saudi Labyrinth: Is There a Political Opening? - Amr Hamzawy
9. Kuwait: Politics in a Participatory Emirate - Paul Salem
10. Yemen: The Centrality of Process - Sarah Phillips
Movement in Lieu of Change - Julia Choucair-Vizoso
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Robert Springborg

"A significant and needed contribution . . . the only volume which addresses political reform across the arab world with country chapters written by leading specialists."--(Robert Springborg, MBI Al Jaber Chair in Middle East Studies and director, London Middle East Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)

Ghassan Salamé

"Beyond the Façade is a non-idealogical and therefore a faithful, well argued, and well documented answer to a quesiton more open than ever: What is the future of politics in that most sensitive part of the world?"--(Ghassan Salamé, Professor of International Relations, Institut d'etudes politiques de Paris, and former minister of culture, Lebanon)

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