Thursday, October 9, 2008

Has the United States Poisoned Democracy?

I wanted to draw your attention to a couple of articles in the October issue of the exceptional and unique Arab Reform Bulletin of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, out today, that might be of interest to you.

Has the United States Poisoned Democracy? Amaney Jamal and Mark Tessler
(correlates polling data on attitudes toward the US and toward democracy in several Arab countries)

Arab States: Troubling Indicators on Governance and Corruption Khalil Gebara
(combines analysis of recent World Bank and Transparency International indicators)

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