3 edition of Societal transition to democracy in Mauritania found in the catalog.
Societal transition to democracy in Mauritania
|Statement||Mohammad-Mahmoud Mohamedou ; introduction by Saad Eddin Ibrahim.|
|Series||Civil society and prospects of democratization in the Arab world, Civil society and prospects of democratization in the Arab world (Series)|
|LC Classifications||DT554.8 .M64 1995|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||267,  p. :|
|Number of Pages||267|
|LC Control Number||95961396|
SOCIETAL TRANSITION TO DEMOCRACY IN MAURITANIA. By Mohammad-Mahmoud Mohamedou. Civil Society Project Studies Series. Cairo: Ibn Khaldoun Center for Development Studies and Dar El-Ameen Publishing, Pp. As the author points out . In examining the conditions that initiate democratic transitions, this book investigates the circumstances under which democracy movements have operated between and It concludes that, contrary to dominant democratic theory, the transitions to democracy in Africa have occurred under declining levels of development.
Media and Democracy in Africa is organized to provide a historical perspective on the evolution of the African media, placing the present in the context of the past, including both colonial and post-colonial experiences. It will be of interest to Africa area specialists, students of media and communications, political scientists and sociologists. Democracy - Democracy - The spread of democracy in the 20th century: During the 20th century the number of countries possessing the basic political institutions of representative democracy increased significantly. At the beginning of the 21st century, independent observers agreed that more than one-third of the world’s nominally independent countries possessed democratic institutions.
First published in , This book is written by seasoned scholars of African Studies and it intended to make a significant contribution to the debate on democracy and democratization in the continent. The editors’ conclusion distills lessons about how democratic transitions have been and can be carried out in a changing world, emphasizing the importance of political leadership. This unique book should be valuable for political leaders, civil society activists, journalists, scholars, and all who want to support democratic transitions.
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Drawing on numerous interviews and field research in an Islamic republic wracked by ethnic tensions, terrorism, dire poverty, and the living legacy of slavery, Noel Foster addresses these questions to reveal the complex forces at work in Mauritania's long struggle for better by: 4.
Drawing on numerous interviews and field research in an Islamic republic wracked by ethnic tensions, terrorism, dire poverty, and the living legacy of slavery, Noel Foster addresses these questions to reveal the complex forces at work in Mauritania's long struggle for better governance.
-- Publisher description. Book Description The concept of social capital has been used by political scientists to explain both the transition to democracy in Eastern Europe and the decline of social cohesion in Western societies. This edited collection presents the latest quantitative research on how post-communist countries are adapting to Western models of society.
Mauritania: The Military’s Permanence in ‘Democracy’ At A Glance Read the Full Article (PDF) The presidential elections in Mauritania were an occasion for the Brussels International Center’s (BIC) North Africa department to focus on a country that is rarely considered in geo-political studies.
The book begins in the violent and often authoritarian s in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, and spans through the tumultuous 'Guatemalan Spring'; the evolution of Costa Rica's robust liberal judicial regime is traced from the by: 2.
This book contributes to the literature on democratic consolidation, on the institutionalization of state-society relationship, and on protest and social movements. Transitions to Democracy Toward a Dynamic Model Dankwart A. Rustow* I What conditions make democracy possible and what conditions make it thrive.
Thinkers from Locke to Tocqueville and A. Lind- say have given many answers. Democracy, we are told, is rooted in man's innate capacity for self-government or in the Christian ethi.
According to the latest edition of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual Democracy Index, which provides a view of the state of democracy worldwide, there are only 19 countries in the world practicing full democracy and Mauritius, ranked 16th out of countries, is the only one from the African continent.
It has been attributed a. The last two decades, India experienced exorbitant economic growth and profound societal transformations. From toIndia enjoyed the fastest economic expansion in its history with an average growth rate of more than 8% a year.
Yet, large parts of society still live in extreme poverty; social and economic reforms prove difficult. What is particularly timely about the new book is that it emerges at a time when the country’s democracy is backsliding.
Arguably, Zambia was never truly a liberal democracy. The transition from a one-party state into a multi-party democracy in failed to deliver substantial constitutional reforms.
Przeworski interprets democratic consolidation as the “only game in town,” where no citizens can act outside the democratic values and practices of the society. In his book, “Concepts of Democratic Consolidation ” Schedler points out that the term “democratic consolidation” presupposes that democracy exists from the beginning to the end of the process; hence, democracy is a crucial starting point to achieving consolidated democracy.
Offering a coherent argument for why democracy has been successful in East Timor and the roles of political leaders and civil society during democratic transition, this book will be of interest to those studying Southeast Asian Politics, International Politics, and Democracy.
Argentina, they still referred to “the transition to democracy” in the title of their book. But democracy already existed in Argentina; the problem was ensuring its consolidation. These are different issues and involve different dynamics.
This is not to say that the current rules are fully institutionalized or. It suggests that Mauritania needs to (1) get out of the box of representative democracy, (2) envision new forms of direct democracy, and (3) take new directions in regional and international geopolitics.
With the inauguration of President Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi in AprilMauritania. Book Review: Raza Rumi Hopeful of Pakistan’s Democratic Future. Rumi is right to expose fractions in the bilateral relations between the US and Pakistan from onwards.
Philosopher Plato discusses five types of regimes (Republic, Book VIII; Greek: πέντε πολιτεῖαι).They are Aristocracy, Timocracy, Oligarchy, Democracy, and also assigns a man to each of these regimes to illustrate what they stand for. The tyrannical man would represent Tyranny, for example.
The achievement of democracy presupposes a genuine part nership between men and women in the conduct of the affairs of society in which they work in equality and complementarity, draw ing mutual enrichment from their differences.
A state of democracy ensures that the processes by which. Recent violence in Nigeria raises serious concerns about the transition from authoritarianism to democracy in African countries, writes Claude Kabemba. One of the greatest tragedies of the Bush administration's Iraq-centric foreign policy is that "democracy" has become a boo-word in the very countries that its policy theoretically seeks to.
Why do democracies fail. It’s suddenly a very urgent and important question. Daniel Ziblatt’s new book arrives just in time to deliver a powerful and supremely relevant answer. this question,this book goes back to the basic,big questions of what ‘lib-eral democracy’ actually consists in and why it is a good (as fact or idea, in its consequences or in itself).
Can what ‘liberal democracy’ delivers (or is thought,perhaps uniquely,to deliver,most importantly for our.Timothy Sisk presents a new way of conceiving the transition to democracy in South Africa.
Unlike authors such as Horowitz and Lijphart, who have sought to prescribe an ideal set of post-apartheid political institutions, Sisk asks what kinds of institutions show signs of actually emerging, given recent history and present realities.
What happened in Mauritania makes us rethink the call for democratic transition in the Arab world, before a cultural, social and value revolution paving the way for a sound democracy .