伊斯兰的选举分歧

如何改造伊斯兰世界将是北约领导人下周在土耳其讨论的议题。布什总统和欧盟都提出了这一地区大胆的民主改造提案,但他们的提案能否获得成功?

伊斯兰和民主常被认为不共戴天。但对全球47个以穆斯林为主国家的调查显示,伊斯兰和民主可以和平共存。真正的差距在缩小:是阿拉伯而非伊斯兰世界与民主水火不容。

上述结论以对比穆斯林国家的"选举竞争力"为基础。如果政府源自相对公平的选举,且当选政府能担任最为重要的政治职务,则我们认定该国"具备选举竞争力。"

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