Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=2013590
 
 

Footnotes (183)



 


 



Arab Spring, Libyan Liberation and the Externally Imposed Democratic Revolution


Haider Ala Hamoudi


University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

November 17, 2012

Denver University Law Review, Vol. 89, p. 699, 2012
U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-10

Abstract:     
Richard Albert wants to know what happened to our commitment to the democratic revolution, and I share his frustrations and his befuddlement. Indeed, I might phrase the question more broadly than he has, and ask precisely what has become of our commitment to democratic rule, however brought about. Contemporary events in the Arab world leave one more confused than ever as to America’s understanding of its own role in supporting democratic orders. This is a matter that deserves more attention than it has been receiving. I consider Professor Albert’s contribution important, and helpful in advancing the discussion in a positive direction. I only hope in these few pages to expound upon the ideas he has presented, and extend them into directions which he may not have anticipated, indeed which he might disclaim, but which must command greater consideration. In particular, I want to explore a central irony in our times concerning the externally imposed democratic revolution.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 37

Keywords: democratic revolution, Arab Spring, Libya, Bahrain, Syria

Accepted Paper Series





Download This Paper

Date posted: February 29, 2012 ; Last revised: October 3, 2014

Suggested Citation

Hamoudi, Haider Ala, Arab Spring, Libyan Liberation and the Externally Imposed Democratic Revolution (November 17, 2012). Denver University Law Review, Vol. 89, p. 699, 2012; U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-10. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2013590

Contact Information

Haider Ala Hamoudi (Contact Author)
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law ( email )
3900 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
United States
412-624-1055 (Phone)

Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 2,038
Downloads: 512
Download Rank: 30,054
Footnotes:  183
People who downloaded this paper also downloaded:
1. International Law, Dignity, Democracy, and the Arab Spring
By Jordan Paust

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo3 in 0.454 seconds