Struggles under authoritarianism

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dc.contributor.author Salloukh, Bassel F.
dc.contributor.author Moore, Pete W.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-05T13:22:53Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-05T13:22:53Z
dc.date.copyright 2007
dc.date.issued 2015-11-05
dc.identifier.issn 0020-7438 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2443
dc.description.abstract The failure of social science expectations that several Arab states would democratize in the 1980s and 1990s forced a reappraisal. The belief that chronic fiscal crisis and waning popular support would lead regimes to loosen authoritarian controls and thus possibly lead to democratization proved disappointingly unfounded. Instead, regimes that launched liberalizations in the 1980s reversed or halted most political-reform components in the following decade. Given that rising oil and commodity prices since 2003 have eased budgetary constraints for many states (especially in the Gulf), the emerging pattern is political change and shifts under authoritarian regimes over time, not democratization. A number of recent works have responded by quantitatively and qualitatively assessing factors that account for regional imperviousness to democratization as well as change in different directions. The purpose of this essay is to contribute to these responses in two ways: one, conceptualizing important change in state–society relations short of democratization; and two, comparatively analyzing the cases of Jordan, Kuwait, and Syria to propose ways of explaining these outcomes. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Struggles under authoritarianism en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle regimes, states, and professional associations in the Arab world en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200603436 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal International Journal of Middle East Studies en_US
dc.journal.volume 39 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 53-76 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S002074380700253X en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Moore, P. W., & Salloukh, B. F. (2007). Struggles under authoritarianism: Regimes, states, and professional associations in the Arab world. International Journal of Middle East Studies, 39(01), 53-76. en_US
dc.author.email bassel.salloukh@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=862160&fileId=S002074380700253X

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