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Fostering Democracy through Parliamentary Cooperation: European Lessons for the Middle East?

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This chapter examines how existing democracies can foster the development of democratic norms in neighboring, former non-democratic enemies. Such a process of democratization should, in turn, reduce the chances of renewed hostilities in the region. The question this chapter analyzes is whether the current European model of institutional cooperation between established democracies and emerging ones, which comprised the opposing sides of the Cold War, can serve as a model for Israeli cooperation with the Palestinians.

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Middle East Eastern European Country Democratic Regime Peace Process Palestinian Authority 
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