Journal of Democracy Article on the Transformation in the Arab World

July 24, 2012, 1:28 p.m.

The Journal of Democracy has just released an article by Olivier Roy, professor at the European University Institute, regarding understanding the democratic transition in the MENA region titled "The Transformation of the Arab World." In this article, Roy argues that in order to understand what is occurring in the Middle East and North Africa, many in the west must set aside preconceived assumptions about democracy and the MENA region.

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