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Author: Fahed Al-Sumait MEJCC Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication 4 (2011) 125–145 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/187398611X571319 Public Opinion Discourses on Democratization in the Arab Middle East Fahed Al-Sumait * University of Washington, USA Email: alsumait

In: Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication
Author: J. Bruce Jacobs
Taiwan—together with India, Japan and South Korea—is one of only four consolidated Asian democracies. Democratizing Taiwan provides the most comprehensive analysis of Taiwan's peaceful democratization including its past violent authoritarian experiences, leadership both within and outside government, popular protest and elections, and constitutional interpretation and amendments. Using extensive field research including the conduct of many interviews with government and party leaders, journalists, academics and a wide variety of citizens over many years as well as substantial research into documents, newspapers and academic research, Professor Jacobs provides many new insights into Taiwan's democratization. He also analyses areas in which Taiwan continues to face difficulties.

Kalinowski University of California, Berkeley, Institute of East Asian Studies, 2223 Fulton St., Berkeley, CA 94720, USA; Abstract In this paper I analyze the nexus between economic crises, market oriented reforms, and democratization in Indonesia and Korea since

In: Comparative Sociology

Democratization and Peace in Africa GEORGE KLAY KIEH, JR. * ABSTRACT The paper examines three interrelated issues: 1) The nature and dynamics of the Western-led "crusade for democratization in Africa;" 2) the obstacles to democratization and peace; and 3) the prospects for democratization and

In: Journal of Asian and African Studies
Author: Adina Stefan
Securitization and Democratization reveals the mutual dependency between democratization and securitization, two processes that while evolving reinforce each other. The study of the democratic consolidation is complemented by the more complex and dynamic securitization elements that offer an in-depth view of the internal threats to be faced. Ms. Stefan’s analysis creates an articulated and coherent concept underlying the close dependence between democracy and security. As a study case, Romania provides a wide scale of situations in several security sectors and contributes to building a model that is operational in any post-communist society.
Author: Muhammad Ayish

compatible with envisioned democratization trends, it is public service rather than commercial broadcasting that holds the promise for that democratic vision. State broadcasters share signifi cant features with their public service counterparts when it comes to service universality, funding, social and

In: Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication
Author: Charlotte Hille
Contributor: Renee Gendron
In Clans and Democratization, Charlotte Hille investigates clan societies in Afghanistan, Iraq, Albania and Chechnya. She explores and compares the values of clans with those in Western democratic states, while focusing at conflict resolution and democratization. Based on theory and practice, this book provides tools to facilitate democratic state building in clan-based societies.