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Democracy in the Middle East
  • Format
  • Authored by: John C. Davenport, Series Editor
  • From the Series: The World in Focus
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791091945
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9194-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 06/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 320
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 224


Democracy in the Middle East addresses the issues at stake in the development of democratic political systems in the Arab Middle East. The first of three sections considers the prospects for the successful introduction of democratic ideas and institutions into the Middle East: Can democracy be established in a region that has been traditionally associated with political systems that are resolutely hostile to liberal democratic forms? The second section questions conventional assumptions of conflict between Islam and democracy, noting the intersections between the two ideologies as well as some of the hurdles that will need to be overcome. The final section examines the threats of religious extremism and terrorism and the subtle ties that bind any lasting and effective response to terrorism directly to the success of democracy.


Full-color design and illustrations. Bibliography. Index.

About the Author(s)

Series editor John C. Davenport holds a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and currently teaches at Corte Madera School in Portola Valley, California. Davenport is the author of several books for Chelsea House, including biographies of Muslim leader Saladin and writer C.S. Lewis.

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