Rights or Riots? Regional Institutional and Cultural Legacies in the MENA Region, and the Case of Turkey
Patricia J. Woods, PhD; Haluk Karada─č, PhD

The study of political institutions over the last fifty years has demonstrated that they are, perhaps not surprisingly, critical to governance. While this statement may sound obvious to the reader, over the course of the last fifty to hundred years of scholarship on these issues, scholars and others have come up with many other ideas about what makes politics work, many of them centered on the individual action of charismatic leaders or strongmen, elections of the same, perhaps strong economic institutions, or even simply the hegemonic assertions of political corruption and domination on the part of power elites. Political institutions do not always receive enough of our attention.

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