Democracy in the Arab world explaining the deficit

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Published by Routledge in Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, [England], New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Despotism -- Arab Countries,
  • Political culture -- Arab Countries,
  • Arab Countries -- Politics and government

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Statementedited by Samir Makdisi and Ibrahim Elbadawi.
SeriesRoutledge studies in Middle Eastern politics -- 27
ContributionsMakdisi, Samir A., 1932-, Elbadawi, Ibrahim.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJQ1850.A58 D46 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24050259M
ISBN 109780415779999, 9780203852866
LC Control Number2010004661

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