Why Democracy Stalled in the Middle East

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Written by Amaney A. Jamal and Michael Robbins 1 April 2022

Any effort to promote democracy must take into account citizens’ aspirations for economic dignity. Appeals to abstract notions alone will not be persuasive. Arabs crave freedom and justice—but if democracy does not also deliver bread, Arabs will back political systems that do.

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Categories: Article, Economy, Liberal Democracy