Democratization in the Arab World

Democratization in the Arab World: A Summary of Lessons from Around the Globe

Laurel E. Miller
Jeffrey Martini
Copyright Date: 2013
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 46
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt5hhstf
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    Democratization in the Arab World
    Book Description:

    This publication is an Arabic translation of an updated summary of Democratization in the Arab World. It is based on the summary published inside our 2012 volume, but has been modified to reflect recent events.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8380-7
    Subjects: Political Science, History

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-ii)
  2. Preface
    (pp. iii-iv)
  3. Democratization in the Arab World: A Summary of Lessons from Around the Globe
    (pp. 1-42)

    The successful revolts in 2011 against long-entrenched autocrats in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia were remarkable achievements.¹ The uprisings reverberated across the region, sparking similar efforts in Bahrain, Syria, and Yemen that have met with varying degrees of success. Even in some states that have thus far proved immune to large-scale unrest, the precedents successively set by Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya have spurred governing elites to accelerate political reform. To be sure, none of these uprisings has yet culminated in a truly consolidated democracy and the region is still home to many deeply autocratic regimes. Nevertheless, the utterly unexpected Arab Spring...