Democracy and Rhetoric in the Arab World

  title={Democracy and Rhetoric in the Arab World},
  author={Dany Badran},
  journal={The Journal of the Middle East and Africa},
  pages={65 - 86}
  • Dany Badran
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of the Middle East and Africa
This article attempts to empirically test the relationship between the type of rhetoric dominant in the Arab world and the notion of democracy. It takes as case studies three sets of editorials written directly in the aftermath of the toppling of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak on February 11, 2011: one from the politically controlled and autocratic Republic of Syria; another from the more open, cosmopolitan, and arguably more democratic Republic of Lebanon; and the third from the United… Expand
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