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Democracy in the Middle East
A discussion of the obstacles to democracy in several Arab nations in the Middle East.
# 120626 | 2,750 words | 20 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Political Science (Non-U.S.) , Religion and Theology (Islam)

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This analysis provides a discussion of a number of religious, cultural, and political factors among Arab nations in the Middle East that create a challenge to the adoption of democratic institutions and liberal reforms in those nations. Included are examples of capitalism, Islam, colonialism, authoritarian regimes, and other factors that continue to thwart the spread of genuine democracy in the region.

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"Samuel P. Huntington maintains that a trend toward democratic systems of government pervaded the world's nations. This global democratic revolution is probably the most important political trend in the late twentieth century. It is the third wave of democratization in the modern era. From religion and oil to culture and Arab rulers, there are numerous religious and cultural challenges to establishing pluralistic democracy in the Middle East that isc ompatible with Islam. While some nations of the Middle East have..."

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