Authoritarianism and Democracy in Muslim Countries: Rentier States and Regional Diffusion
Ahmet T. Kuru analyses why most of 49 Muslim-majority countries, especially those in MENA and Central Asia, are authoritarian. He challenges explanations that point to Islam, the absence of secularism, patriarchy, and Arab exceptionalism as causes. He argues that the combined effects of rentier states and regional diffusion lead to disproportionate authoritarianism in these countries.
Creating the Desired Citizen: Ideology, State and Islam in Turkey, Ihsan Yilmaz Reviewed by Ahmet T. Kuru
When Victory Is Not an Option: Islamist Movements in Arab Politics, Nathan J. Brown Reviewed by Ahmet T. Kuru
Islamism, Democracy, and Liberalism in Turkey: The Case of the AKP, Ergun Özbudun and William Hale ; Democratization and the Politics of Constitution Making in Turkey, Ergun Özbudun and Ömer Faruk Gençkaya Reviewed by Ahmet T. Kuru
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