In the pursuit of spreading democracy (constitutional democracy) in the Arab world, a worthy goal in abstract terms, we should start by defining democracy. I found it more enlightening and necessary to dismiss certain false perceptions about what democracy is, before determining what a democracy might mean to us, let alone other cultures.
"Democracy And The Arab World,"
Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce:
1, Article 7.
Available at: http://surface.syr.edu/jilc/vol33/iss1/7