Democratization in the Arab World?: Emirs and Parliaments in the Gulf

Issue Date October 2002
Volume 13
Issue 4
Page Numbers 41-47
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How well-founded are Western concerns that the nascent parliaments of Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain will be captured by antidemocratic Islamists and lead to the ‘Talibanization’ of the Gulf?

About the Author

Michael Herb is assistant professor of political science at Georgia State University. He is the author of All in the Family: Absolutism, Revolution and Democracy in the Middle Eastern Monarchies (1999).

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