Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs

Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs
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ISSN: 2332-0761

Alijla A

Alijla A
Regional Manager for Gulf Countries at Varieties of Democracy Institute,

  • Research Article
    Different Paths to Democracy in the MENA Region: A Configurational Comparative Analysis
    Author(s): Alijla A and Aghdam MAlijla A and Aghdam M

    Democratization is one of the main political challenges in the Middle East. The resistance to democracy and the prevail of non-democratic regimes, remain a fertile land for academics and professionals to examine it as it continues to be an unsolved puzzle. The purpose of this paper is to find out what factors and combinations of conditions explain the level of (non-) democratization in the MENA region. It examines whether there are different paths or specific factors that can influence the democratization process in the region. In order to examine the question a Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) method is used to find out the combinations of sufficient and necessary conditions for a particular outcome. The findings show that democratization is a multi-causal process. It shows that different factors (e.g. economic, societal, cultural diversity) have different impacts on the breakd.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2332-0761.1000265

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