The Barriers of Democracy Development in Persian Gulf’s Arabic Countries in Globalization Era

Document Type : Original Article


One of the common features of Persian Gulf countries is the same historical destiny, which comes from colonization, religion, tradition and the common culture, which have influenced the political structures of these countries. To this end, in the recent decades, lack of democracy in this region is highly considered by the thinkers. With development of international communications, some of these countries felt the need of a change in order to save their governments and started some reforms in their structures yet these reforms were not deep and strong and had no acceptable results. Therefore, the thinkers believe that a western democracy appearance in this region is impossible because of the cultural, economical and political context. In addition, with the appearance of globalization and development of communication, virtual press and satellites and the change of Middle Eastern people’s view about lifestyle; the new tendencies forced some of these countries make policies for liberty of internet and others against it and starting the filtering. It seems that this increases the gaps between governments and people in this region. Therefore, this research studies the barriers of having democracy in this region with a descriptive-analytical method.


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