1102، Beirut, Lebanon
In 1960, Baaklini received a Bachelor of Arts from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon and a Master of Public Administration in 1963.
1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222, United States
Baaklini received a Master of Arts from State University of New York at Albany, in 1970, and a Ph.D. in 1972.
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(Since the 1980s and the collapse of communist, military, ...)
Since the 1980s and the collapse of communist, military, and race-based regimes across the world, the euphoria has given way to the question of how to enhance the viability of democratic constitutional government. This text covers this issue.
(The authors present a comparative analysis of modern Arab...)
The authors present a comparative analysis of modern Arab legislatures. They highlight the contribution of legislatures to the process of democratic transition throughout the Arab world and provide a detailed analysis of six case studies, including Egypt, Morocco, Jordan and Lebanon.
In 1960, Baaklini received a Bachelor of Arts from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, and a Master of Public Administration in 1963. He also received a Master of Arts from State University of New York at Albany, in 1970, and a Ph.D. in 1972.
Baaklini's early work experience included being a personnel specialist at the American University of Beirut from 1958 to 1961, and working as an instructor for the Teachers Training College in Amara, Iraq, for a year. After completing his postgraduate studies, he joined the faculty at the State University of New York at Albany in 1974 as an assistant professor in the department of public administration and policy, becoming a full professor in 1994.
Fluent in such languages as Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, and French, he directed the Comparative Development Studies center from 1978 to 1981, as well as the International Development Program from 1982 to 1990; his expertise in politics and administration caused him to be enlisted by U.S. agencies to research and design projects that would help promote democracy in the third world, South American, and Middle Eastern nations. He also acted as a consultant both to national governments and to international aid organizations, evaluating projects and providing need assessments. At the request of the USAID, Baaklini visited Hungary in 1989 for a legislative needs assessment published as "Democratic Institution Building in Hungary," a project later funded by USAID.
In 1990, Baaklini became professor and director of the Center for Legislative Development at SUNY Albany and established the Center for Parliamentary Management at Budapest University and the Hungarian Parliament. In 1991, he consulted with countries including Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, and Nepal to assist with legislative development strategies. In 1992, Baaklini worked with AMIDEAST and USAID/Yemen to assess the role of the legislature in Yemen’s transition to democracy. Baaklini did similar consulting work in Jordan, Haiti, Morocco, Egypt, and Lebanon to help those nations develop and implement effective legislatures.
During his career, he also wrote, co-wrote, and edited several works on political systems and development, including Legislative and Political Development: Lebanon, 1842-1972 (1976), The Brazilian Legislature and Political System (1992), and Legislative Politics in the Arab World: The Resurgence of Democratic Institutions (1999).
(Since the 1980s and the collapse of communist, military, ...)1997
(The Brazilian experience is a pace setter in the transiti...)1992
(The authors present a comparative analysis of modern Arab...)1999
Baaklini was a member of the American Society Public Administration and the American Political Science Association.
Quotes from others about the person
"Baaklini had shown how well the Lebanese system has worked most of the time, even though he offers no explanation for the periodic approaches to collapse which also appear to be characteristic of Lebanon.” - C. Ernest Dawn
Baaklini was married to Rehab Karami Baaklini. The couple had two children, Farid and Iskandar.