Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-05 12:45:23


Political Science

Honors Course

Honors Research Project

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Fall 2021


There is not sufficient evidence that the Middle East will be able to democratize effectively. First and foremost, most attempts of implementing democracy have failed. The landscape and lack of industrialization also plays a role in the inability to apply democratic systems into this area. Lastly, the educational system, or lack thereof, struggles to educate their children and citizens as a whole and education is one of the biggest factors in the success of democracy.

Research Sponsor

Ronald Gelleny

First Reader

Phil Marcin

Second Reader

Nancy Marion

Honors Faculty Advisor

Ron Gelleny



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