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The trap of ‘democratization’ as ‘wishful thinking’: The state of the art in the Arab world

Tamirace Fakhoury, former visiting faculty, International and Area Studies | July 19, 2013

The global policy and academic worlds expect the Arab world to democratize. But is this expectation helping today? Are political systems in the contemporary developing world inevitably heading towards democracy, and will democracy triumph as an end product of the 21st century? Democracy studies, and more specifically the branch of transitology research, have in recent … Continue reading »