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Democracy Without Democrats?

The Renewal of Politics in the Muslim World

by Ghassan Salame

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Published by I. B. Tauris .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Islamic studies,
  • Political structures: democracy,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Islam and politics,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Middle East,
  • Government - U.S. Government,
  • Social Science / Islamic Studies,
  • Arab countries,
  • Democracy,
  • Politics and government

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8968081M
    ISBN 101850438668
    ISBN 109781850438663

    A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the : Phil Parvin.   Democracy won. Next. But as Carol Anderson demonstrates in her powerful new book, “One Person, No Vote,” the right to vote — a central tenet of our democracy — is under threat.

      Democracy without democrats In general, all new European democracies that emerged after the fall of communism in have undergone an unprecedented institutional modernisation, yet they still show significant democratic deficits.   The title of Salamé’s book pointed to an important fact, which twenty years later is still true: the forces of democracy in the Arab countries, and in Egypt in particular, are incredibly weak and it is extremely difficult, if not virtually impossible, to engineer democracies in societies lacking significant numbers of genuine democrats.

    The frustration is this: we want a way of living that is deeply social and radically democratic, but social democracy as a political practice and social democrats as a political creed are, as yet and maybe for good, unable or unwilling to face up the challenges of the 21 st century. But after Hubert Humphrey became the Democrats’ nominee without entering a single primary, outrage in the ranks led the party to put primary voters in charge. Republicans soon followed suit.


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The current focus on the merits of democratic practice in many areas of the world, coupled with the spread of economic liberalism, will inevitably, according to some accounts, bring about a measure of political pluralism. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Democracy without democrats?: the potential for political liberalism in the Middle East / John Waterbury ; Democratization in the Arab world: uncertainty, vulnerability and legitimacy. A tentative conceptualization and some hypotheses / Jean Leca ; Small is pluralistic: democracy as an instrument of civil peace / Ghassan Salamé.

Get this from a library. Democracy without democrats?: the renewal of politics in the Muslim world. [Ghassān Salāmah;] -- Ideas of democracy and political liberalization have recently become central to political debate within and about the Middle East.

The current focus on the merits of democratic practice in many areas. Democracy without Democrats Posted by John on in Blog the developments in Hungary and its connection to the global situation can be summed up in one sentence — democracy cannot be established without democrats,” he told me.

In this book, we are also saying that we should stop with the do-goodism, PC approach of “Aw. If you are tempted to accept the Arab exceptionalism point of view in the debate over democracy, or subscribe to the notion that Islam is a threat to Western civilization, this excellent collection of essays will encourage thoughtful reconsideration.

This is not to say that the authors present a case for smooth democratic transitions in the Middle East or the compatibility of Islam and. Her forthcoming book, due out next year and currently titled “Open Democracy: Reinventing Popular Rule for the 21st Century,” envisions what true government by mass leadership could look : Nathan Heller.

"The free press cannot be free," Robert Entman asserts. "Inevitably, it is dependent." In this penetrating critique of American journalism and the political process, Entman identifies a "vicious circle of interdependence" as the key dilemma facing reporters and editors.

To become sophisticated citizens, he argues, Americans need high-quality, independent political journalism; yet, to stay in. The People vs.

Democracy is a study on the rise of populism & what Mounk sees as the breakdown of liberal democracy. Half of the book is used to spell out Mounk's premise This will have to be the last Yascha Mounk book I read/5. Democracy (Greek: δημοκρατία dēmokratía, "rule by [the] people") is a form of government in which the people exercise the authority of government.

Who people are and how authority is shared among them are core issues for democratic theory, development and cornerstones of these issues are freedom of assembly and speech, inclusiveness and equality, membership. Democracy without democrats.

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Today social democracy as a political practice cannot rise to the challenges of creating a social democratic world for the 21st century. So, can we have a social democracy without social democrats, indeed must we. Neal Lawson is chair of the Good Society pressure group Compass and author of the book All Consuming.

Democracy in America was published in two volumes, the first in and the other in It was immediately popular in both Europe and the United States, while also having a profound impact on the French population.

By the twentieth century, it had become a classic work of political science, social science, and history. It is a commonly Author: Alexis de Tocqueville.

In California, it’s impossible for Democrats to book a good venue these days The candidates onstage at a Democratic presidential debate in Westerville, Ohio, on Oct (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)Author: Bill Whalen.

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human rights policy in the last forty years and an argument, both "realist" and principled, for supporting the expansion of democracy in the.Participation without Democracy places modes of participation (MOPs) front and centre, characterising regimes in terms of both the extent and the type of participation and contestation possible.

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