The following is a list of core foreign texts that IIST has translated and published in Arabic for the benefit of the Arab reader.
|Models of Democracy Part I (1987)|
|Author: David Held
Translator: Fadil Jatkar
|In a far-reaching and seminal analysis, David Held provides an introduction and critical analysis of the major theories on democracy – from Ancient Greece to the modern-day. The 20th Century saw major shifts from authoritarianism to democracy, which became the criterion for political legitimacy. Now, less than one-third of the world’s states are under authoritarian rule. However, even in today’s system of states, none reach the archetypal concept of democracy. This book has two main goals: to shed light on the classical notions of democracy and to provide substance for the progression of democratic experiences to the present-day and beyond. In this way, Held provides an analytical and critical assessment of both the theoretical and political contributions in democracy’s progress. This Arabic-translated version will prove fundamental for facilitating a theoretical and empirical guide as Middle Eastern governments continue to move towards democracy.|
|Subject: Social Science, Political Science, Comparative Politics, History, Political Philosophy.|
|Keywords: Waves of democratization, methods of governance, authoritarianism.|