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Of Empires and Citizens: Pro-American Democracy or No Democracy at All?

Amaney A. Jamal


In the post-Cold War era, why has democratization been slow to arrive in the Arab world? This book argues that to understand support for the authoritarian status quo in parts of this region—and the willingness of its citizens to compromise on core democratic principles—one must factor in how a strong U.S. presence and popular anti-Americanism weakens democratic voices. Examining such countries as Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Palestine, and Saudi Arabia, the book explores how Arab citizens decide whether to back existing regimes, regime transitions, and democratization projects, and how the global ... More

Keywords: democratization, post-Cold War, Arab world, anti-Americanism, Arab citizens, democracy, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Palestine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691149646
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691149646.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amaney A. Jamal, author
Princeton University