The Middle East's majority problems: minoritarian regimes and the threat of democracy

@article{Dajani2015TheME,
  title={The Middle East's majority problems: minoritarian regimes and the threat of democracy},
  author={Omar M. Dajani},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={38},
  pages={2516 - 2533}
}
This article examines the phenomenon of minoritarian regimes in the Middle East, focusing on Bahrain, Syria and Israel/Palestine. It considers, in each, how minority rule was established, the mechanisms through which it is maintained, and the means through which it is legitimated. Although these regimes are not typically analyzed as a category, they have important features in common. In all three, the state's political and security institutions are controlled by members of an ethnic/religious… Expand
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