The International Dimensions of Democratization in Egypt: The Limits of Externally-Induced Change - Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace 11 (Hardback)Gamal M. Selim (author)
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This book purports to examine the international dimensions of the democratization process in Egypt in the post Cold War era; a theme which acquired significance at the academic and policy-oriented levels in light of the growing internationalization of reform arrangements in the Arab world in post 9/11 and the greater involvement of external powers in Arab politics following the Arab Spring uprisings.
During the second half of the twentieth century, the mainstream scholarship presented the democratization process as the outcome of domestic conditions not significantly influenced by actors outside the nation-state. With the end of the Cold War, this perspective was challenged as a result of the third wave of democratization and the subsequent growth of the "good governance" discourse on the agenda of the international development establishment. The new perspective attached a more significant role to external factors in the democratization process than was originally conceptualized.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 179
Weight: 6707 g
Dimensions: 279 x 210 x 33 mm
"This study examines the role of the external factors that affect the promotion or demotion of democracy in the Arab World generally and Egypt in particular. ... this book is very helpful in developing a historic understanding of democratization in Egypt, especially the external factors that influenced Egypt democratization. It is a valuable contribution to the library of Middle East studies." (Abdalhadi Alijla, DAVO Deutsche Arbeitsgemeindschaft Vorderer Orient, Vol. 42-43, 2017)
"The book under review provides a rich empirical analysis of the international dimensions of democratization in Egypt ... . by furnishing a comprehensive historical overview of Egypt's struggle for democracy and ample empirical data on the international dimensions of Egypt's authoritarian resilience, Selim provides a valuable basis on which researchers interested in Egypt can build." (May Darwich, Middle East Journal, Vol. 70 (2), 2016)