Arab Intellectuals and the Bush Administration's Campaign for Democracy

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dc.contributor.author Baroudi, Sami E.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-22T07:00:35Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-22T07:00:35Z
dc.date.copyright 2007
dc.date.issued 2015-10-22
dc.identifier.issn 0026-3141 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2299
dc.description.abstract This article considers how Arab intellectuals represent the United States and American foreign policy in their editorial contributions to Arabic newspapers. As a case study, it examines Arab intellectuals' reactions to the George W Bush Administration's campaign to effect democratic change in the Middle East, as articulated in the Administration's 2004 Greater Middle East Initiative (hereafter GMEl or Initiative). I argue that the predominantly hostile reactions to the GMEI stemmed mainly from a closed and negative image of the United States permeating Arab intellectual circles. This negative image is the product of the history of American policy towards the region and, equally important, of the beliefs, values, and formative experiences of Arab intellectuals. The article concludes by addressing ways to ameliorate this image
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Arab Intellectuals and the Bush Administration's Campaign for Democracy en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle The Case of the Greater Middle East Initiative en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199329040 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Political Science/Int. Affairs en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Middle East Journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 61 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 390-418 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Baroudi, S. E. (2007). Arab intellectuals and the Bush administration's campaign for democracy: The case of the Greater Middle East initiative. The Middle East Journal, 390-418. en_US
dc.author.email sbaroudy@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/mei/mei/2007/00000061/00000003/art00002

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