From this book we quote:
Complexities in North African countries are political, economic, and cultural. Hampered by very bad bilateral relations, States are trying to undermine internal and external risks. Despite clear differences, perfect democratic systems do not exist in any of the above-mentioned countries. This lack of democracy, transparency, and respect of human rights was the origin of extremism in its military, religious and ethnic facets, which endured economic underdevelopment with its high rates of illiteracy, unemployment, and poverty.
"Ahmed Jazouli's book Islam, Democracy And Governance in the North African Countries, explains the peculiar intensity and evident intractability of fighting for democracy in North African Muslim societies. Ahmed Jazouli's account offers a clear analytic framework for understanding politics and social change. The book is well written and provides excellent introduction to the complexities of North African politics." -Dr. Menachem Hofnung, Department of Political Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"This is a very interesting book. I learnt a lot. It would be useful in introducing an English audience to North African political realities. -Simon Spencer, Scientist - Great Britain