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Understanding Tahrir Square : what transitions elsewhere can teach us about the prospects for Arab democracy / Stephen R. Grand ; composition by Cynthia Stock.

Author/Creator:
Grand, Stephen R., author.
Publication:
Washington, District of Columbia : Brookings Institution, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (274 p.)
Subjects:
Democratization -- Arab countries.
Democracy -- Arab countries.
Democratization -- Cross-cultural studies.
Democracy -- Cross-cultural studies.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Amid the current turmoil in the Middle East, Understanding Tahrir Square sounds a rare optimistic note. Surveying countries in other parts of the world during their transitions to democracy, author Stephen Grand argues that the long-term prospects in many parts of the Arab world are actually quite positive. If the current polarization and political violence in the region can be overcome, democracy will eventually take root. The key to this change will likely be ordinary citizens-foremost among them the young protestors of the Arab Spring who have filled the region's public spaces-most famousl
Contents:
Wither the Arab Spring?
Democracy's long arc
The former East Bloc
Muslim-majority Asia
The rest of the world : Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa
The nature of democratic transitions
The strategic challenges of the Arab Spring
Policy recommendations.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Stock, Cynthia, arranger of music.
ISBN:
0-8157-2517-5
OCLC:
875098987
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