Cilt 11, Sayı 1, Sayfalar 85 - 96 2015-11-07

American Democracy Promotion In The Arabian Gulf

Muhammad Azam and Sagheer Ahmad Khan [1] , Muhammad Azam [2]

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Advanced democracies, including the United States, have been championing democratic promotion around the world. In the past, American policy towards the Arab Middle East, however, had been mainly based on just paying lip-service to democracy sans concrete measures for promoting a democratic culture in the region. The events of 9/11 marked a watershed in the history of US foreign policy towards the region. Facing calls for a democratic Arab World from home and abroad in the wake of 9/11 the US government raised the ante for pushing democracy in the Arab Middle East. The rhetoric and emphasis laid on 'democracy in the Arab World' by the American leadership over the years after 9/11 was unprecedented. This study deals with the visible shift in US foreign policy vis-à-vis democracy in the region, focusing on the six GCC states, namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. In addition to American approach and strategy, practical measures taken in the areas of politics, economy, education, media, civil society, and human rights is also furnished. An effort is made to understand and highlight the methods and tools employed by the foreign democracy promoters, both at the levels of state and society. However, a large part of the study appertains to the activities conducted at the grass-roots level. The study is comparative in its nature, based on empirical analysis.
Democracy promotion, media, civil society, human rights, democratic values
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Bibtex @ { alternatives20844, journal = {Alternatives :Turkish Journal Of International Relations}, issn = {2146-0809}, address = {Yalova Üniversitesi}, year = {2015}, volume = {11}, pages = {85 - 96}, doi = {}, title = {American Democracy Promotion In The Arabian Gulf}, language = {en}, key = {cite}, author = {Azam, Muhammad} }
APA Khan, M , Azam, M . (2015). American Democracy Promotion In The Arabian Gulf. Alternatives :Turkish Journal Of International Relations, 11 (1), 85-96. Retrieved from http://dergipark.gov.tr/alternatives/issue/1685/20844
MLA Khan, M , Azam, M . "American Democracy Promotion In The Arabian Gulf". Alternatives :Turkish Journal Of International Relations 11 (2015): 85-96 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/alternatives/issue/1685/20844>
Chicago Khan, M , Azam, M . "American Democracy Promotion In The Arabian Gulf". Alternatives :Turkish Journal Of International Relations 11 (2015): 85-96
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