When we talk about the weak progress of democracy, the first place that comes to our mind is undoubtedly Middle East. What are the reasons that make the Middle East the castle of authoritarian governments? The debates on the reasons of this democracy deficit have focused on especially religion, economy and social structure. Therefore, in this article, I will try explain the dramatic situation in the Middle East and then advance my argument about the future of this region.
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The disturbances in the Middle-East and North Africa have now truly reached Europe. The past weekend, Italy started distributing humanitarian visas to refugees from Tunisia, who had started arriving at the small Italian island of Lampedusa after the revolt in their home country. Around 25.000 visas will be handed out, which gives them full travel possibilities throughout Europe. What will be the impact on the other member states?
Selection at the border or How the different Member States try to avoid EU legislation on migration.Feb 15th, 2011 | By Christopher Houtkamp
A few days ago, Italy expressed the wish to station police officers of their own at the Tunisian shore. The reason is quite simple: a massive inflow of migrants fled Tunisia and arrived at the small island of Lampedusa. Result: turmoil on the islet. The Italian proposal to combat this turmoil might seem a bit strange at a first glance, but isn’t entirely new. Below you’ll find an explanation.