Islam and Authoritarianism

@article{Fish2002IslamAA,
  title={Islam and Authoritarianism},
  author={M. Steven Fish},
  journal={World Politics},
  year={2002},
  volume={55},
  pages={37 - 4}
}
  • M. Fish
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • World Politics
Are predominantly Muslim societies distinctly disadvantaged in democratization? If so, why? The article presents a straightforward cross-national examination of the link between Islam and political regime. The evidence strongly suggests that Muslim countries are in fact democratic underachievers. The nature of the causal connection between Islam and political regime is investigated. Many conventional assumptions about Islam and politics do not withstand scrutiny. But one factor does help… Expand

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