Sheri Berman

Postscript
Sheri Berman

The Arab Spring was and remains a good thing; turmoil is not a bug in political development but a feature of it.

Audio
Sheri Berman

Sheri Berman discusses the Arab Spring and her recent Foreign Affairs article. 

Essay
Jan/Feb
2013
Sheri Berman

It’s easy to be pessimistic about the Arab Spring, given the post-revolutionary turmoil the Middle East is now experiencing. But critics forget that it takes time for new democracies to transcend their authoritarian pasts. As the history of political development elsewhere shows, things get better.

Response
Jul/Aug
2010
Arjun Chowdhury and Ronald R. Krebs, James A. Nathan, and Sheri Berman

Can Louis XIV's consolidation of power in seventeenth-century France guide the way for state builders in Afghanistan today? Sheri Berman defends her case.

Comment
Mar/Apr
2010
Sheri Berman

The United States hopes to create a strong central government in Afghanistan -- but is such state building possible? Yes, and policymakers should look to Louis XIV and the development of France's ancien régime for guidance.

Reading List
Sheri Berman

An annotated Foreign Affairs syllabus on modernization theory.

Capsule Review
Mar/Apr
2004
Sheri Berman
Review Essay
Jul/Aug
2003
Sheri Berman

The Mind and the Market shows that complaints about capitalism are older and more respectable than most of the antagonists in today's globalization debates realize.

Comment
Mar/Apr
1999
Sheri Berman and Kathleen R. McNamara

Given the ECB's fundamentally anti-democratic ideology, the Bank's role during a true crisis was destined to become a source of controversy.