US democracy promotion in the Arab world: beyond interests vs. ideals



Regime change in Turkey
Polat, Necati (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2013-05-01)
A series of critical developments in Turkish politics from 2007 has signalled a historic shift in the use of power in the country, long controlled by the staunch and virtually autonomous bureaucracy, both military and civilian, in the face of fragile civilian politics. A unique leverage used by civilian politics in bringing about the change has been the discourse of Europeanization. Originally a project that was part and parcel of the identity politics of the bureaucracy from the nineteenth century, the dis...
Rethinking the Tunisian miracle: a party politics view
Yardimci-Geyikci, Sebnem; Tür Küçükkaya, Özlem (Informa UK Limited, 2018-01-01)
Five years on from the Tunisian revolution, Tunisia stands as the sole success story of the Arab Spring. The country since then has managed to adopt a pluralist and democratic constitution, and held three free and fair elections. Accordingly, in the eyes of several observers, Tunisia is now in the process of consolidating its new democracy. However, the reality on the ground seems much gloomier, as most recent opinion surveys suggest that there is a significant degree of dissatisfaction, not only with polit...
Neo-Iranian Nationalism: Pre-Islamic Grandeur and Shi'i Eschatology in President Mahmud Ahmadinejad's Rhetoric
Fozi, Navid (The Middle East Journal, 2016-03-01)
In 2009, Iranian president Mahmud Ahmadinejad began to invoke nationalist sentiments by paying homage to Iran's pre-Islamic history; a significant shift from 30 years of disparaging this period. Tracing the religious and political genealogies of Ahmadinejad's discourse, this article analyzes the climate that rendered both the Islamic Republic's Shi'i-oriented nationalism and the secular alternative proposed by the Pahlavi dynasty politically inadequate. Such a climate provided conditions to amalgamate, albe...
Globalization, Governance, and the Emergence of Indigenous Autonomy Movements in Latin America: The Case of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua
Baracco, Luciano (SAGE Publications, 2018-11-01)
A revisiting of Salvador Marti i Puig's approach to globalization and the turn toward governance in explaining the roots and impact of the political mobilization of Latin America's indigenous peoples since the 1990s recasts governance as a disciplinary regime that in the case of Nicaragua co-opted potentially radical oppositional movements into the neoliberal project that accompanied Latin America's democratic transition. The discussion takes as its empirical case the autonomy process on Nicaragua's Caribbe...
Eyes on and muddle through
Barysch, Katinka; Swieboda, Pawel; Bağcı, Hüseyin; Moravcsik, Andrew (2010-07-01)
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Z. Torun, “US democracy promotion in the Arab world: beyond interests vs. ideals,” DEMOCRATIZATION, pp. 0–0, 2020, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: