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Convergent (il)liberalism in the Mediterranean? Some notes on Egyptian (post-)authoritarianism and Italian (post-)democracy

Teti, Andrea and Mura, Andrea (2013). Convergent (il)liberalism in the Mediterranean? Some notes on Egyptian (post-)authoritarianism and Italian (post-)democracy. European Urban and Regional Studies, 20(1) pp. 120–127.

URL: http://eur.sagepub.com/content/20/1/120.full.pdf+h...
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/0969776412460535
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Abstract

This paper explores the hypothesis of a convergence between ‘backsliding’ European liberal democracies and the ‘pseudo-liberalization’ of Middle Eastern authoritarian systems by considering the similarities, beyond the well-known differences, between Italy and Egypt. We suggest that standard indicators of regime type (e.g. Polity IV Authority Index) fail to capture important trends both in the evolution of both the forms of political power and the forms of resistance. Reflecting on such trends may help re-think the current limitations of Democratization theory.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Authors
ISSN: 1461-7145
Keywords: civil society; clientelism; corruption; democracy; Egypt; Italy; post-democratization
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 36373
Depositing User: Andrea Mura
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2013 10:15
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36373
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