Tag: international studies

When We Assess Democracy In Egypt, Whose “Democracy” Are We Measuring?

MPeterson , September 15th, 2015

“Bread, freedom, social justice!” What’s your definition of democracy? Yesterday, after a lecture on ethnographic fieldwork, a student came up to me to discuss the anthropological c…


“From Arab Spring to Arab Winter”: Special Journal Issue

MPeterson , April 26th, 2015

Why didn’t the 2011 uprisings lead to democratization? That’s the question posed by articles in a special issue of the journal Democratization. Photo Credit: tolkien1914 via Compfight cc…


Whatever Happened to Democratization in Egypt?

MPeterson , April 25th, 2015

“Pathways of Post-Uprising States” according to Ray Hinnebusch’s article in the most recent issue of the journal Democratization. Democratization theory–a continually developin…