Volume 7, Issue 2
Islam and Liberal Democracy
Russia Between Elections
A review of Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity, by Francis Fukuyama.
A review of Democracy Without Democrats? The Renewal of Politics in the Muslim World, edited by Ghassan Salamé.
Excerpts from: Sergei Kovalev’s letter of resignation from the President’s Human Rights Commission in Russia; Haitian president René Préval’s inaugural address; the initial declaration of the Cuban Council (Concilio Cubano).
Reports on elections in Bangladesh, Benin, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Turkey, West Bank and Gaza.