Modernization and Political Development in the Middle East
Author: Leo Cefkin, J.
Source: Journal of Asian and African Studies, Volume 19, Numbers 3-4, 1984 , pp. 174-189(16)
Abstract:The process of political development includes the elements of nationalism, specialized government structures, institutionalization, participation, urban leadership, secularization and social mobility. Application of these criteria to the Middle East reveal that the Arab nations remain in a transitional phase for a variety of reasons. Israel, on the other hand manifests all the elements of political development and is unique in that these elements preceded the technological modernization.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1984-01-01
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