Assessing the State of Local Democracy in a sensitive environment – by citizens of Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Yemen

15 05 2009

Source: International IDEA

For the past twenty years people in the Arab world have been urging their governments to join the new wave of democratization that has been sweeping the world. While not averse to the idea, their leaders have been reluctant simply to import Western models of participation. What was needed were new mechanisms for giving people a voice in keeping with their own local customs and traditions.




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