Sectarian minorities and democratic transition in the Middle East

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dc.contributor.author Salamey, Imad
dc.contributor.author Hussain, Muzammil M.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-04T06:32:59Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-04T06:32:59Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5487
dc.description.abstract Ongoing political upheavals in many Middle East and North African countries represent major challenges to decades of authoritarian rule. Simultaneously, these upheavals also present a major dilemma to movements and parties laboring to replace rapidly collapsing authoritarian regimes. Some analysts and publics are haunted by the danger of Islamist taking advantage of democratic transition to claim majoritarian rule. Such a situation has alarmed non-religious, secular, liberal, and sectarian minority groups with the possibility of emerging majoritarian Islamist tyranny that aborts the prospects for genuinely pluralistic polities and societies. This paper sheds light on whether such fears and reservations exist, whether they are 'minority' oriented, and how they project prospective regimes. Based on a representative public opinion survey of Lebanese sectarian attitude, it assesses the extent to which belonging to a sectarian 'minority' group shapes political attitudes and judgments toward the contemporary 'revolutionary' changes in the Middle East and North Africa. The results also inform the potential variations and opinion polarization with respect to 'Arab Spring' revolutions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Proquest en_US
dc.title Sectarian minorities and democratic transition in the Middle East en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.title.subtitle survey of lebanese public opinion en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200603434 en_US
dc.author.department Computer Science and Mathematics en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.keywords MENA Revolutions en_US
dc.keywords Comparative Democratization en_US
dc.keywords Lebanese Public Opinion en_US
dc.keywords Democratic transition en_US
dc.keywords Arab Spring en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5176/2251-2403_PSSIR12.92 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Salamey, I., & Hussain, M. M. (2012, January). Sectarian Minorities and Democratic Transition in the Middle East: Survey of Lebanese Public Opinion. In International Conference on Political Science, Sociology and International Relations (PSSIR). Proceedings (p. 18). Global Science and Technology Forum. en_US
dc.author.email imad.salamey@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.conference.date 2012 en_US
dc.conference.pages 18-26 en_US
dc.conference.place Singapore en_US
dc.conference.title 2nd International Conference on Political Science, Sociology and International Relations (PSSIR) en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://search.proquest.com/docview/1113370250?pq-origsite=gscholar en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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