Promoting Democracy in the Muslim World
By: Jocelyne Cesari
March 18, 2013
Western government initiatives to encourage democracy in Muslim majority countries have sometimes been seen as too heavy-handed. In a video Q&A, Jocelyne Cesari discusses disparate Muslim perspectives toward the U.S. political apparatus and American culture and dynamism. She says there is an opportunity for civil society to create favorable connections between countries. Cesari also notes the findings from a focus group conducted with Muslims living in the United States, which may help inform U.S. policy with the Muslim world.