Promoting Democracy in the Middle East
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Uncharted Journey by Marina Ottaway
Book DescriptionThe United States faces no greater challenge today than successfully fulfilling its new ambition of helping bring about a democratic transformation of the Middle East. Uncharted Journey contributes a wealth of concise, illuminating insights on this subject, drawing on the contributors' deep knowledge of Arab politics and their substantial experience with democracy-building in other parts of the world. The essays in part one vividly dissect the state of Arab politics today, including an up-to-date examination of the political shock wave in the region produced by the invasion of Iraq. Part two and three set out a provocative exploration of the possible elements of a democracy promotion strategy for the region. The contributors identify potential false steps as well as a productive way forward, avoiding the twin shoals of either reflexive pessimism in the face of the daunting obstacles to Arab democratization or an unrealistic optimism that fails to take into account the region's political complexities. Contributors include Eva Bellin (Hunter College), Daniel Brumberg (Carnegie Endowment), Thomas Carothers (Carnegie Endowment), Michele Dunne (Georgetown University), Graham Fuller, Amy Hawthorne (Carnegie Endowment), Marina Ottaway (Carnegie Endowment), and Richard Youngs (Foreign Policy Centre).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780870032110
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 7-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marina Ottaway
Getting to Pluralism, Hardback (July 2009)
Explores the balance of power between the disparate political forces of the Arab world.
Beyond the Facade, Paperback (January 2008)
Reform is a politically charged issue in the Middle East. Governments admit change is necessary, but do not want to surrender power. Opposition groups want democracy but cannot generate sufficient momentum.
Uncharted Journey, Hardback (January 2005)
The United States faces no greater challenge today than successfully fulfilling its new ambition of helping bring about a democratic transformation of the Middle East.
Funding Virtue: Civil Society Aid and Democracy Promotion, Paperback (October 2000)» View all books by Marina Ottaway
In recent years the United States and many other international donors have embraced civil society aid as a key tool of democracy promotion. They support thousands of NGOs around the world in the name of civil society development, investing in these organizations high hopes for fostering democratic participation and values.
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Author Biography - Marina Ottaway
Thomas Carothers is vice president for international politics and governance at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and founder and director of the Endowment's Democracy and Rule of Law Project. Marina Ottaway is director of the Carnegie Middle East program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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