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More Freedom, Less Terror?: Liberalization and Political Violence in the Arab World

Dalia Dassa Kaye ... [et al.]
Format
Book
Published
Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation, c2008.
Language
English
ISBN
0833045083 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Preface
  • Figures
  • Table
  • Summary
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • "Democracy" and terrorism in the Arab world: a framework for analysis
  • Introduction
  • Democracy in the Middle East: "liberalized autocracies" or genuine democratization?
  • Understanding terrorism
  • The democracy-terrorism debate
  • Post 9/11 "draining the swamp" logic
  • The democracy backlash
  • Democracy-terrorism hypotheses
  • Empirical application to the Arab world: case selection and methods
  • Egypt
  • Liberalization in the Mubarak era
  • Trends in violent acitivity
  • Comparing levels of freedom and terrorism
  • Assessing effects
  • Repression and destabilization
  • Conclusion
  • Jordan
  • Liberalization trends
  • Trends in voilent acitivity
  • Normative effects
  • Institutional effects
  • Legitimacy
  • Bahrain
  • Trends in violent activity
  • Perceptions of regime legitimacy
  • Norms of tolerance and pluralism
  • Institutional logic
  • Conclusions and implications
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Regime legitimacy
  • Normative and institutional effects: the municipal council elections
  • Algeria
  • Trends in liberalization
  • The effects of state actions on perceptions of regime legitimacy
  • Summary and implications
  • Morocco
  • Liberalization in the Arab world can both contain and exacerbate political violence
  • Policy implications: a return to realism or realistic democracy promotion?
  • Policy recommendations
  • Bibliography.
Description
xxx, 195 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-195).
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