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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2011) 22 (3): 95–108.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Jason E. Strakes Iranian influence and interference in the internal affairs of Iraq have become central US policy concerns since the election of a Shiite-majority political elite in 2005. Yet observers have rarely addressed the strategic pursuit of support from both the US and Iranian governments...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2012) 23 (4): 24–42.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of authoritarianism, under both the Pahlavi family and the ayatollahs, Iran has little experience with modern democratic institutions. It is the argument of the authors that without a fully formed civil society, the lack of progress toward democracy will be prolonged, unless the religious elite come...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2014) 25 (2): 131–151.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Reuben Silverman The confrontation between Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) and media mogul Aydin Dogan illustrates a major shift that has occurred in Turkey since the early 2000s. Dogan Holding is part of a traditional economic elite dominated by a number of large, coastal firms. The...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2016) 27 (3): 53–71.
Published: 01 September 2016
... different outcomes: consolidated democracy and “difficult democracy,” respectively. The reasons are sought in the different regime natures and elite and counterelite choices. Ioannis Tzortzis is a teaching fellow in the Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2016) 27 (3): 88–104.
Published: 01 September 2016
... had been eagerly planning the establishment of a university in the region in order to make the local elites familiar with Western culture. Egypt, Palestine, and Cyprus were considered the most likely locations for the institution. It is argued that cultural propaganda was perceived by the Foreign...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2006) 17 (2): 53–71.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Copyright 2006 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 54 Mediterranean Quarterly: Spring 2006 themselves.4 This happens through a “creative adaptation,” which, by defini- tion, differs from culture to culture. The modernizing elite, which aspires to modernity but at the same time feels its dignity...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2006) 17 (3): 86–100.
Published: 01 September 2006
... the European zone of peace to the region.14 This process also suggests the ability to make Bal- kan state elites susceptible to the rules, norms, and procedures promoted by external-to-the-region institutions. Since features such as shared identities and trust are in short supply during the...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2008) 19 (2): 99–121.
Published: 01 June 2008
... not represent the totality of Turkey’s Kurdish-speaking population. There are many Turkish Kurds and Kurdish organizations that support Turkey’s EU membership. However, in this essay I specifically exam- ine the attitudes of the Apocu Kurds toward the EU. I consider the role of the Apocu elites...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2015) 26 (3): 29–48.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Italy and the Euro: Expectations versus Results Philip Giurlando There were many narratives that European elites used to sell the euro to their publics. One was that it would modernize and rationalize public finances, but this narrative appears to have been held mainly by the highly...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2001) 12 (2): 119–122.
Published: 01 June 2001
... the exec- utive considerable autonomy from effective parliamentary scrutiny.” However, “the cre- ation of governments with only minority party support since 1993 has shifted the bal- ance of power towards the parties and especially the party elites in...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2001) 12 (2): 123–126.
Published: 01 June 2001
... the bal- ance of power towards the parties and especially the party elites in parliament.” Gibbons concludes that “the relatively unrestrained nature of executive rule in the 1980s . . . has given way in the 1990s to a governing style in which the...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2001) 12 (2): 127–130.
Published: 01 June 2001
... the exec- utive considerable autonomy from effective parliamentary scrutiny.” However, “the cre- ation of governments with only minority party support since 1993 has shifted the bal- ance of power towards the parties and especially the party elites in...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2006) 17 (2): 72–83.
Published: 01 June 2006
... states but by and large they are economi- cally less developed. A climate of quiet but widespread ambivalence toward European institutions seemed to have pervaded the attitudes of political elites and citizens during accession negotiations. The hope of Eastern Europeans to catch up with the richer...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2014) 25 (3): 52–73.
Published: 01 September 2014
... financial crisis of 2008 that negatively affected the eurozone. Rather, what the EU sovereign debt has revealed in many cases are the profound inefficiencies of the European politi- cal elites, especially in Southern Europe. For example, in Greece the politi- cal system remains bipolar, divided...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2017) 28 (3): 27–55.
Published: 01 September 2017
... strong opposi- tion to new policy ideas, policy entrepreneurs can manipulate elite and mass opinion and move it toward a drastic increase in enthusiasm for their new policy, leading to a mobilization of support by previously apathetic voices and a new policy monopoly.4 Policy entrepreneurs...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2013) 24 (4): 43–67.
Published: 01 December 2013
... adjustment reform projects have been manipulated by a few political and economic elites. Even though markets became more capitalistic in nature, they were based on cronyism and lacked true competition. The rule of law, transparency, and good governance were not implemented. Accord- Nadine Mourad...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2007) 18 (4): 112–130.
Published: 01 December 2007
... provided a Muslim centralized authority in the region. However, Khalid con- tinues, “this process of Islamicizaton and Arabicization is without documen- tation, apart from a notable passage in the Arab author Ibn Khaldun, and 1. Mansour Khalid, The Government They Deserve: The Role of the Elite in...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2010) 21 (3): 8–15.
Published: 01 September 2010
... military establishment, an equally meddlesome Kemalist/nationalist elite class, an unbending deter- mination by both to dictate the country’s political life, and a sorry human and minority rights record. Turkey is also a candidate to join the European Union as its first and only Muslim nation...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2002) 13 (3): 135–138.
Published: 01 September 2002
... politicization in the contemporary ideological sense through the mobilization of mass publics to support the legitimacy and objectives of political elites, be they already in power or still acting as movements on their way to perhaps becoming (they hope) regimes...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2002) 13 (3): 138–141.
Published: 01 September 2002
... contemporary ideological sense through the mobilization of mass publics to support the legitimacy and objectives of political elites, be they already in power or still acting as movements on their way to perhaps becoming (they hope) regimes. A distinguished...