Democracy in the Middle East: Is It Happening?
Ottaway, Marina (2007-05-01)
Marina Ottaway specializes in democracy and post-conflict reconstruction issues, with special focus on problems of political transformation in the Middle East and reconstruction in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkans, and ...
Syria: Prospects for Reform
Lust-Okar, Ellen (2006-04-27)
Ellen Lust-Okar is one of a few scholars who have examined the prospects for political reform and democratization in Syria. Given the delicate stability of Syria's authoritarian regime and the weakness of the political ...
The Prospects for Democracy in Iran
Gasiorowski, Mark (2006-05-02)
Why did Iran's pro-democracy movement fail? Mark Gasiorowski, director of the International Studies Program at Louisiana State University, argues the movement failed because its leaders opted to pursue incremental, ...
Barriers to Democracy: The Other Side of Social Capital in Palestine and the Arab World
Jamal, Amaney (2008-05-15)
Amaney Jamal is Assistant Professor of Politics at Princeton University. Her current research focuses on democratization and the politics of civic engagement in the Arab World. She extends her research to the study ...
Conflict, Morality, and Democracy
Adams, Robert (2007-04-27)
Robert Adams is a professor of philosophy specializing in metaphysics, religion and morality. He is now a visiting professor at Oxford University, where he is a fellow of Mansfield College.
Deliberative Democracy in Action: The Case of the Citizens Assembly
Thompson, Dennis (2007-11-09)
Thompson is the author with Amy Gutmann of Why Deliberative Democracy? (Princeton, 2004), which explores the most widely debated conception of democracy in recent years -- the idea that citizens or their representatives ...
Islam and Democracy: Are They Compatible?
Hunter, Shireen (2008-04-08)
Shireen T. Hunter is a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University. From September 2005 to August 2007 she was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University and adjunct ...
Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation
Fishkin, James (2010-04-14)
James Fishkin holds the Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication at Stanford University. He is also professor of political science and communication, director of Stanford's Center for Deliberative Democracy, and ...
Is God Subject to Vote? Islam, Democracy and Religious Pluralism in Indonesia
Abshar-Abdalla, Ulil (2007-05-10)
Ulil Abshar-Abdalla is founder of Jaringan Islam Liberal (Liberal Islam Network, widely known in Indonesia as JIL), which he began as a response to the rising trend of Islamic conservatism that ensued after the collapse ...
Oil and Democratic Prospects in the Persian Gulf States
Gause, F. Gregory (2007-05-24)
F. Gregory Gause III is an associate professor of political science at the University of Vermont, and director of the University's Middle East Studies Program. His lecture will be on "Oil and Democratic Prospects in the ...