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Tarek Masoud

Appointment
Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations
Office Address
124 Mount Auburn St. 200N-246
617-496-3036
Masoud, Tarek. "Has The Door Closed on Arab Democracy?" Journal of Democracy 26.1 (January 2015): 74-87.

Abstract

In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, democracy in the Arab world seems farther away today than at any point in the last 25 years, leaving one to conclude that the answer to the question posed in this special anniversary issue of the Journal—“Is Democracy in Decline?”—is, at least in the case of the Arab world, a resounding, even deafening, yes. If democracy is to ever arrive in the region, it will likely be through an evolutionary and elite-driven process.