Barriers to Democracy The Other Side of Social Capital in Palestine and the Arab World

ISBN-10: 0691140995
ISBN-13: 9780691140995
Edition: 2009
Authors: Amaney A. Jamal
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
Note to the Reader
Introduction: Democratic Outcomes and Associational Life
Associations in Western Democratic Contexts
Associational Life in Palestine
The Associational Puzzle
Clientelism and Patronage
Associational Life in the Centralized Authoritarian Context of the West Bank
The Failure of Oslo, PNA Corruption, and Democracy
Political Contextual Difference and Associational Life
The Polarization of Associational Life in the West Bank: Historical Overview
Palestinian Political and Civil Life under Occupation
Associational Life Post-Oslo
Corruption, Patronage, Clientelism, and the PNA
The PNA and the PLC
Rule of Law, the Judiciary, and the PNA
Associational Life and PNA Corruption
Conclusion
The Polarization of Palestinian Associational Life
The Palestinian Associational Terrain
Factionalism
The Peace Process with Israel and the Realities Associated with Oslo
Donor Monies
Conclusion
Trust, Engagement, and Democracy
The Polarization of Palestinian Civil Society
Association Membership and Support for the PNA
Examining Interpersonal Trust and Civic Engagement
The Associational Landscape
A Note on Self-selection and Causality
Conclusion
Beyond Palestine: Morocco, Jordan, and Egypt
Trust and Associational Life in Morocco
Consolidating the Moroccan Monarchy: A Historical Overview
Solidifying Authoritarianism or Political Liberalization
Historical Patterns: The Evolution of Associational Life
Associations and the Regime
Political Parties and the Moroccan Regime
The Media
Civic Attitudes and Associational Realities in Morocco
Beyond Palestine and Morocco: Jordan and Egypt
Associational Life in Jordan and Egypt
Civil Society and Polarization
Conclusion
Conclusion:Toward a Theory of Democratic Citizenship in State-Centralized Nations
Interpersonal Trust and Associational Realities in the West Bank
Civic Engagement, Support for Democratic Institutions, and Associational Realities in the West Bank
Civic Engagement and Interpersonal Trust among Association Members
The Art of Association
A Note about Democratization
Appendixes
Survey Questions and Coding of Association Members
Survey Questions and Coding of General Palestinian Population
Survey Questions and Coding of General Moroccan Population (World Values Survey Questions)
Bibliography
Index

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