December 23, 2012
For Arabs, a State of Abandonment
Rami Khouri, Daily Star
The variety of Arab government systems, ruling establishments and socio-economic conditions varies immensely across the region, but the fundamental imbalance and distortion in citizen-state relations is pervasive. This flaw is the central element that must be corrected if the current uprisings and transformations are to lead to more stable and democratic systems in which citizen rights are clear and guaranteed, and the limits of state power are similarly defined and applied.
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