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Abstract 1262

Prospects for Democracy in Islamic Countries

Publication Abstract

Taagepera R. 2003. “Prospects for Democracy in Islamic Countries.” Working Paper, UC Irvine: Center for the Study of Democracy.

This paper examines the prospects for democracy in Islamic countries, based on the experience of Europe and other regions during earlier democratization periods. The paper examines the factors that might encourage Islamic countries to democratize. It also considers the role of religion in affecting the course of democratization in Europe and the Islamic World.

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