Contemporary perspectives on developing societies.
"This collection contains articles by highly regarded scholars assessing governance, democratisation and human rights in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa. It also assesses the role that Islam plays in these areas. In the spirit of the 50th anniversary year of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, the authors examine the interrelationships among Islam, politics and human rights and evaluate each country's contemporary record. The book contains in-depth articles on Islam and politics, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, the Gulf States, Turkey, Egypt and the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania). The authors discuss recent political developments in each of these countries and point out their accomplishments and shortcomings in the area of human rights."--Provided by publisher.
First published 1999 by Ashgate Publishing.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter 1 Introduction chapter 2 Islam, Governance and Democracy chapter 3 Iraq: Human Rights in the Republic of Fear chapter 4 Syria Resists the End of History chapter 5 Jordan chapter 6 Egypt: Human Rights and Governance chapter 7 Democratization, Liberalization, and Human Rights: Challenges Facing the Gulf Cooperation Council chapter 8 Turkey chapter 9 Human Rights within Israel chapter 10 Human Rights in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip: Politics and Law in Transition chapter 11 The Rise and Fall of Democratization in the Maghreb.