Exchange: Mistaking Data for “Theory”

Issue Date October 2006
Volume 17
Issue 4
Page Numbers 166-168
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We should neither be too hasty to discount the prodemocratic political ferment in the Arab world, nor be fooled into thinking that Islamist groups will play a constructive part in democratic transitions.

About the Author

Steven A. Cook is Douglas Dillon Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of Ruling, but Not Governing: The Military and Political Development in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey (2007).

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