Hartmut Elsenhans

(b.1941) since 1993 professor of political science at Leipzig University, emeritus 2007. Main field of interests: Algeria, especially Algerian war of liberation, theory of the world system, history of capitalism, development economics, state and administration in developing societies, North-South relations. Numerous publications in Algeria, Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Pakistan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tunisia, United States.



Democratic revolution, bourgeois revolution, Arab revolution

The political economy of a possible success

If the democratic revolutions are to succeed in the Maghreb and Middle East, these nations must find a way of copying East and Southeast Asia’s economic success. The central element is access to the economic fundamentals that will allow citizens to become true democrats.