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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (1): 71-96.
Published: 01 March 2016
... 12, no. 1 (2012): 521 – 29. 15. For more, see R. A. Dahl, Who Governs? Democracy and Power in an American City (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1961); and F. Hunter, Community Power Structures (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1953). 16. Democratic capital and...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2001) 12 (1): 100-114.
Published: 01 March 2001
...: Islamic Governance in Algeria and Sudan 109 the rule of God, or man-made ideologies, is meaningless.”21 However, he misses the point when he states that Islamists try to achieve legitimacy through democratic means in order to give a good image to the rest of the...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (2): 67-84.
Published: 01 June 2007
...- uct (GNP). Since the advent of democratic governance in 1974, it has shot up by nearly 10 percent. In 1997, for instance, estimated underground eco- nomic activity reached 36.6 percent of GNP.9 Per capita income in Greece is among the lowest in the EU of the fifteen, and so are social transfers...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (3): 1-11.
Published: 01 September 2006
...- cratic societies and systems of government did not prevent the emergence of terror organizations such as the German Baader-Meinhof Group, Spain’s ETA, the Red Brigades in Italy, and the Red Army in Japan. Conversely, the absence of democracy and democratic values in a number of other countries...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2002) 13 (1): 69-85.
Published: 01 March 2002
... array of civil liberties such as free speech and rights to political organization.24 Schweller’s definition further requires the govern- ment to be internally sovereign over military and foreign affairs.25 Samuel Huntington defines a democratic political system as one in which the key decision...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2002) 13 (3): 33-39.
Published: 01 September 2002
... by members of Albania’s ruling Democratic Party, including government ministers. The Independent stated that “classified documents have circulated in Western capitals for the last two years citing evidence of the collusion and active participation by members of...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (3): 35-55.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Bistis: Golden Dawn or Democratic Sunset  49 always had top priority at the food distributions. Next in line were the unem- ployed, followed by families in need. The more children a family had to feed the greater the amount of food it received.10 The Greek government was already operating a...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (1): 99-116.
Published: 01 March 2017
... grow from pariahs to kingmakers in northern Syria? This essay surveys the strategy of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the most powerful organization among the Syrian Kurds, from 2011 until the first half of 2016, and shows how the PYD's realpolitik secured the party's survival and, eventually...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2000) 11 (4): 168-170.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Jonathan Clarke Ergun Özbudun: Contemporary Turkish Politics: Challenges to Democratic Consolidation . Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers,2000. 171 pages. ISBN 1-55587-735-4. $49.95. Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2000 Jonathan Clarke, a retired British diplomat, is a...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (2): 53-79.
Published: 01 June 2017
... President's Scholar at San Jose State University, California. Copyright 2017 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2017 participation competition debt crisis democratic governance Greek government Participation, Competition, and the Quality of Democracy in Greece Constantine P. Danopoulos...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (3): 129-132.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jonathan Swarts Jonathan Swarts is associate professor of political science at Purdue University North Central, Westville, Indiana. Draenos Stan : Andreas Papandreou: The Making of a Greek Democrat and Political Maverick . London : I. B. Tauris , 2012 . 340 pages . ISBN...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (3): 112-130.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Abdul Gaffar Democratization in a broad sense is a continuous process of sensitization and practice of given, rationalized, normative conditions to regulate relations among the state, society, and individuals. This may entail inculcation of ideas, values, and practices so that society and...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (4): 17-35.
Published: 01 December 2007
... nationalism in Iraq represented by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the influence that these two parties could potentially have on the domestic politics of Turkey, especially the challenge from the Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) and the Kurdistan...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (1): 52-66.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... It has been struggling to deal with an ailing economy and deteriorating security. Although the goal is to transfer power to a democratically elected government, building an infrastructure for sustainable democratic institutions has been slow, messy, and difficult. Youth are disappointed in the...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (4): 83-97.
Published: 01 December 2009
... would democratize the country, it faced the resistance of the deep state. The current operations of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government to dismantle the deep state by tracing past calamities back to the Kavakci: Turkey’s Test with Its Deep State...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (1): 98-118.
Published: 01 March 2013
... unemployment, devastating levels of corruption, and bad governance. The spoils of diamonds could provide an undeniable avenue to engender sustainable development. However, if history is a guide, the examples of Angola, Sierra Leone, and Democratic Republic of Congo offer instructive lessons of destructive...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (1): 6-12.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Olusegun Obasanjo This essay by Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, examines the challenges (AIDS, poverty, and governance) and opportunities (receptive investment climate, increasing democratization process, and a new framework for development) that African countries must deal with and...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (4): 77-92.
Published: 01 December 2010
.../docs/pressdata/en/ec/00100-­r1 .en0.htm. Vamvakas: Maastricht and the Death of Social Democracy  81 implement a harsh and unpopular economic agenda. Their policy choices were presented as an antidote to the mismanagement and corruption of social democratic governments...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (4): 131-148.
Published: 01 December 2007
... government agreed that a democratic Middle East with a well-functioning socioeconomic system would serve Turkish security interests. Accordingly, the AKP government welcomed the general goals stated in the GMEI, but soon had second thoughts about its timing as well as the way in which it was...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (2): 57-75.
Published: 01 June 2011
... military organizations as Turkey’s, see Kees Koonings, “Political Armies, Security Forces and Democratic Consolidation in Latin America,” in Governing Insecurity: Democratic Control of Military and Security Establishments in Transitional Democracies, ed. Robin Luckham and Gavin Cawthra (London and...