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April 2014 Highlights
In “Democratic Parliamentary Monarchies,” Alfred Stepan, the late Juan J. Linz, and Juli F. Minoves draw attention to the role that monarchies have played in the evolution of democracy. The authors contend that the European experience shows how Arab monarchies might aid or resist democratic development. In "Ethnic Power Sharing: Three Big Problems," Donald L. Horowitz delves into the key challenges facing ethnic power-sharing arrangements. And Ambassador Princeton N. Lyman looks at “Mandela’s Legacy at Home and Abroad.”
The April issue also includes seven essays on the Shifting Tides in South Asia, the Freedom House survey for 2013, and two essays on Zimbabwe.
Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World
The uprisings that swept the Arab world beginning in 2010 toppled four entrenched rulers and seemed to create a political opening in a region long impervious to democratization.
Will China Democratize?
Although China has achieved extraordinary economic success without the CCP regime loosening its authoritarian grip, can the country continue its growth without political reform?