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Beyond the Facade : Political Reform in the Arab World
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Reform is a politically charged issue in the Middle East. Governments admit change is necessary, but do not want to surrender power. Opposition groups want democracy but cannot generate sufficient momentum. The Bush administration's ""freedom agenda"" has brought the issue into focus but blurred the distinction between democracy promotion and forceful regime change.
Some governments have taken steps toward political reform. Are these meaningful changes or empty attempts to pacify domestic and international public opinion? How do we distinguish reforms...show more
Format Paperback | 288 pages
Dimensions 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
Publication date 01 Mar 2008
Imprint Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Publication City/Country Washington DC, United States
Bestsellers rank 1,993,683
"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, London Middle East Institute, School of Oriental and African...show more
About Marina Ottaway
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 Ri...show more
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