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The European Union and the Promotion of Democracy: Europe's Mediterranean and Asian Policies

Richard Youngs

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249794
eISBN:
9780191600357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249792.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book assesses European Union (EU) policies aimed at encouraging democratization in East Asia and the North African and Middle Eastern states within the Euro–Mediterranean partnership—these two ... More


Egypt's Political Economy: Power Relations in Development

Nadia Ramsis Farah

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162176
eISBN:
9781617970337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162176.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This new study deals with the unfolding of the great political and economic transformations of the modern Egyptian state from the appointment of Muhammad Ali as governor of Egypt in 1805 to the era ... More


Political Liberalization

János Kornai

in The Socialist System: The Political Economy of Communism

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287766
eISBN:
9780191596551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287763.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter discusses political liberalization as one of the real reforming tendencies of classical socialism. Aspects addressed are the monopoly of power, the easing of repression, constant and ... More


The State, Democracy, and Development

Nadia Ramsis Farah

in Egypt's Political Economy: Power Relations in Development

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162176
eISBN:
9781617970337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162176.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the interrelationships between democracy and development. A new politicist trend in social sciences maintains that development is contingent on the existence of a prior ... More


Weak Ties in Zambia and Kenya

Adrienne LeBas

in From Protest to Parties: Party-Building and Democratization in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199546862
eISBN:
9780191728594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546862.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Chapter 6 argues that civic life in both Zambia and Kenya was characterized by weak social ties, which impeded party-building before and after democratic transitions began. The structure of these ... More


Reining in the Executive: What Can the Judiciary Do?

Nathan J. Brown

in Judges and Political Reform in Egypt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774162015
eISBN:
9781617970993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162015.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explains why the struggle for judicial independence attracts high hopes from advocates of political liberalization and constitutional reform. It explores the various tools that judges ... More


Power Elites in the Twenty-First Century: Consequences of New Leadership

Roderic Ai Camp

in Mexico's Mandarins: Crafting a Power Elite for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233430
eISBN:
9780520936386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233430.003.0011
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter emphasizes those representative prototypes of the power elite who will dominate in the immediate future and who will mentor the next generation. It discusses what they represent and ... More


Reforming the Jordanian monarchy

Sonia L. Alianak

in The Transition Towards Revolution and Reform: The Arab Spring Realised?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748692712
eISBN:
9781474406079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692712.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter analyses Jordanian king Abdullah II’s resorting to religion, as the forty-third descendant of the Prophet Muhammad, during the 2011 Arab Spring, which permeated his other methods of ... More


Political liberalisation processes

Inmaculada Szmolka and Irene Fernández-Molina

in Political Change in the Middle East and North Africa: After the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474415286
eISBN:
9781474438551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415286.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter examines the political liberalisation processes undertaken in MENA countries such as Morocco, Jordan, Oman and Algeria. As on previous occasions, the post-2011 political liberalisation ... More


Emerging Economic, Social, and Political Tensions

Yukon Huang

in Cracking the China Conundrum: Why Conventional Economic Wisdom is Often Wrong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190630034
eISBN:
9780190630065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630034.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter discusses how China’s economic transformation, supported by its decentralized system of governance, has affected social outcomes and prospects for political liberalization. China’s ... More


The Family in Flux: Family and Personal Relationships in Rural Areas, 1954–1966

in Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217201
eISBN:
9780520922389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217201.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the personal and family relationships in rural China during the period from 1954 to 1966. It evaluates the impacts on these relationships of two key political events during this ... More


The Sounds of Silence: Feminist Research across Time in Guatemala

Cathy Blacklock and Alison Crosby

in Sites of Violence: Gender and Conflict Zones

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230729
eISBN:
9780520937055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230729.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses the thirty-six-year civil war in Guatemala. It describes the challenges of participant observation research with popular women's organizations in the context of ... More


Postcommunism from Within: Social Justice, Mobilization, and Hegemony

Jan Kubik and Amy Linch (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724262
eISBN:
9780814724255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724262.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

While the decline of communism in the late twentieth century brought democracy, political freedom, and better economic prospects for many people, it also produced massive social dislocation and ... More


Debating Participation: The Bahraini Shiʿa and Regional Influences

Frederic M. Wehrey

in Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprisings

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165129
eISBN:
9780231536103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165129.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the debate among the Shi'a over whether to participate in the Bahraini Parliament. The collapse of the Saddam regime in Iraq and the political empowerment of Iraq Shi'a left ... More


Cracking the China Conundrum: Why Conventional Economic Wisdom is Often Wrong

Yukon Huang

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190630034
eISBN:
9780190630065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630034.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

China is an abnormal economic power. No country has grown so rapidly for so long and in such an extreme manner. Media coverage has soared because China’s rise is now challenging the world’s balance ... More


Conclusion—Cracking the China Conundrum

Yukon Huang

in Cracking the China Conundrum: Why Conventional Economic Wisdom is Often Wrong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190630034
eISBN:
9780190630065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630034.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter brings together the factors that have shaped perceptions about China’s economic rise. It begins by discussing the diverging views of China’s economic prospects. This has implications for ... More


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