The Arab Uprisings Explained : New Contentious Politics in the Middle East


The Arab Uprisings Explained : New Contentious Politics in the Middle East

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Why did Tunisian protests following the self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi lead to a massive wave of uprisings across the entire Arab world? Who participated in those protests, and what did they hope to achieve? Why did some leaders fall in the face of popular mobilization while others found ways to survive? And what have been the lasting results of the contentious politics of 2011 and 2012? The Arab uprisings pose stark challenges to the political science of the Middle East, which for decades had focused upon the resilience of entrenched authoritarianism, the relative weakness of civil society, and what seemed to be the largely contained diffusion of new norms and ideas through new information technologies. In this volume, leading scholars in the field take a sharp look at the causes, dynamics, and effects of the Arab uprisings. Compiled by one of the foremost experts on Middle East politics and society, The Arab Uprisings Explained offers a fresh rethinking of established theories and presents a new framework through which scholars and general readers can better grasp the fast-developing events remaking the region.
These essays not only advance the study of political science in the Middle East but also integrate the subject seamlessly into the wider political science literature. Deeply committed to the study of this region and working out the kinks of the discipline, the contributors to this volume help scholars and policymakers across the world approach this unprecedented historical period smartly and effectively.


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Details

Author(s)
Marc Lynch
Format
Paperback | 352 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 16.51mm | 458.13g
Publication date
29 Sep 2014
Publisher
Columbia University Press
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
11 graphs
ISBN10
0231158858
ISBN13
9780231158855
Bestsellers rank
802,101