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Title:The Arab authoritarian regime between reform and persistence
Editor:Furtig, HennerISNI
Year:2007
Pages:157
Language:English
City:Newcastle
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing (CSP)
ISBN:184718216X; 9781847182166
Geographic terms:Arab countries
Egypt
Morocco
Syria
Palestine
Subjects:authoritarianism
democratization
political conditions
Abstract:During the last decade most Arab countries have launched reforms. The core question that this book focuses on is whether the proclaimed reforms are rhetorical or real, radical or cosmetic, and whether they lean towards the promotion of democratization or rather foster the authoritarian regimes. It includes case studies from Egypt and Morocco. Contents: Part one: paving the way for democracies or strengthening authoritarianism? Reforms in the Middle East (Martin Beck). -- Part two: case studies. Transformation to persist: political reform in Egypt since 9/11 (Henner Fürtig); Reform without adjustment: the Syrian style of economic opening (Anja Zorob); The Moroccan balancing act: modernising the society while pre-serving the 'makhzan' system (Hanspeter Mattes); Rhetoric vs. reality in Palestine's political development (Marcus Marktanner, Emile Sahliyeh, Susan Goedeken). -- Part three: conclusions (Henner Fürtig). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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