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Activism and 'Liberal' Authoritarianism

Laachir, Karima


There has been much discussion on the role of civil society in promoting democracy in the Arabic speaking region, especially with the growing maturity of social groups in defending human rights and women's rights, holding the government accountable, calling for economic transparency and raising environmental concerns. Recent innovative research on civil society activism in the region rejects the normative Western understanding of civil society as a parameter of democratic change; it also...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-04-01
Type: Newspaper/magazine article
Source: The Middle East in London Magazine


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