Introduction. Pluralist Politics in Undemocratic Political Systems / Marina Ottaway and Amr Hamzawy -- 1. Incumbent Regimes and the "King's Dilemma" in the Arab World: Promise and Threat of Managed Reform / Michele Dunne and Marina Ottaway -- 2. Fighting on Two Fronts: Secular Parties in the Arab World / Marina Ottaway and Amr Hamzawy -- 3. Islamists in Politics: The Dynamics of Participation / Amr Hamzawy and Marina Ottaway -- Conclusion: Old Actors and New Arenas / Amr Hamzawy and Marina Ottaway.
Pluralism in the Arab world has not yet matured into functional democratic politics. While ruling establishments, Islamist movements, and secular parties have introduced a much greater degree of pluralism into Arab societies, the imbalance of power and interdependence among these actors limits both the degree of political diversity and its effectiveness at bringing about reforms. The Arab (read more)
Introduction: Pluralist Politics in Undemocratic Political System