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Janowitz, Morris (1976) “Military Institutions and Citizenship in Western Societies,” Armed Forces and Society, 2 (2): 185–204. Jung, Dietrich (2001) “The Political Sociology of World Society,” European Journal of International Relations, 7 (4): 443–474. ): The Middle East and Palestine: Global Politics and Regional Conflict, New York: Palgrave. Jung, Dietrich, Klaus Schlichte and Jens Siegelberg (2003) Kriege in der Weltgesellschaft. Strukturgeschichtliche Erklärung Kriegerischer Gewalt (1945–2002), Wiesbaden: Westdeutscher Verlag.
This precarious relationship has also been a recurrent feature in the political developments in South Yemen, where the National Liberation Front and later the Socialist Party took over the British colonial state. In Yemen, modern statehood is still in an early process of consolidation. As such, not even the first stage of Elias’s monopoly process has successfully ended. In some parts of the country, the means of physical force have remained in tribal hands and local customary law rivals with state jurisdiction.
But while no Arab signatory has ever lived up to its obligations, there is not a single instance of EU intervention against the clear and persistent violations of this article by all Arab regimes. The EU’s willingness to prioritize good governance in partner countries over its own economic interests is thus doubtful, to say the least. While all Western donors say that they would wish to see their partner countries become democratic, none of them seems to take into account that transitions to democracy by definition include the demise of a prior regime and, therefore, a period of uncertainty that collides with the desire for political and economic stability (cf.
Democratization and Development: New Political Strategies for the Middle East by Dietrich Jung (eds.)