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Taking Political Parties Seriously in the Arab World

Marwa Shalaby

Taking Political Parties Seriously in the Arab World.

Instability in the Middle East will continue without pluralistic political systems that include opposition voices, women and ethnic minorities in the decision-making process. The continual marginalization of these groups will lead to heightened levels of popular discontent and even violence. 

This policy brief is part of a series of recommendations from the Baker Institute for the incoming president’s administration.