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The Middle East’s Democracy Deficit in Comparative Perspective
The Middle East's democracy deficit is a product of the patterns of political and economic development in the region. It is not because the region is predominantly Islamic or is somehow afflicted by purportedly undemocratic ...
Royal Factionalism and Political Liberalization in Qatar
(Middle East Institute, 2009)
Qatar's much publicized liberalization campaign that began in the mid-1990s was a direct result of efforts by the new Amir, Shaykh Hamad, to compensate for his fragile base of support within the ruling Al Thani family by ...