June 7, 2014

The Sham of Arab Democracy

Rami Khouri, Daily Star

The Associated Press

The recent string of “elections” across the Arab world raises profound questions about the Arab world’s apparent difficulty in adopting institutions and practices of liberal pluralistic democracies. But is the problem really about the ability of Arab social values to accommodate democracy, or is there a deeper problem related to the clumsy nature of statehood that has emerged in this region during the past century?

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TAGGED: Arab, Middle East


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