Arabic Translation Project featured in Al-Fanar

Al-Fanar Media, which covers higher education news throughout the Arab world, recently featured the IRCPL’s Arabic Translation Project, and the first three publications to come of it.  They write:

The Columbia institute says it seeks to work with high-impact social-science classics that have generated many debates on democratic transitions and the factors that affect them. This is its first Arabic translation project.

“As books come out, we read them, assess their quality and we will add the best to our list to translate for the series,” Barkey said.

The first book in the series, Democracies in Danger, edited by Professor Al Stepan, has just been released. The next two books will be On Democracy by Robert Dahl and Patterns of Democracy by Arend Lijphart. More information on the Arabic Translation Project is available here at



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