The Iraqi Intervention and Democracy in Comparative Historical Perspective
EVA BELLIN draws on comparative historical analysis to explore the question can military occupation serve as the midwife to democracy? She challenges the relevance of America’s historically successful occupation of Germany and Japan to the current intervention in Iraq because of the cases’ fundamental incomparability. Broader comparison suggests that military occupation may improve the chances of democratization but overall, the outcome is largely shaped by other factors, domestic and international.
Between Military Rule and Democracy: Regime Consolidation in Greece, Turkey, and Beyond, Yaprak Gürsoy Reviewed by EVA BELLIN
Networked Publics and Digital Contention: The Politics of Everyday Life in Tunisia, Mohamed Zayani Reviewed by EVA BELLIN
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