Project on Middle East Democracy
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Month: April, 2006
POMED Event - ” Defining Democracy: Contested Visions of Governance in the Middle East”
April 24th, 2006 by Administrator
Scholars debated the definition of democracy and discussed the implications of the controversy for democracy promotion efforts in the Middle East during a panel at Georgetown University on April 24, 2006.
Although many discussions of democracy focus on the political developments occurring in particular countries, the panel addressed a more fundamental question: What does the term democracy mean? Does it entail a strict definition of what a government must look like to be called democratic? Or does it represent a more fluid concept that can be adapted to different local circumstances?
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