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- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 20.99
When Mohammad Bouazizi sets himself on fire on December 17, 2010, he started a series of extraordinary events that spread across the Middle East with stunning rapidity. In less than a month, President Ben Ali fled Tunisia, ending a twenty-three year regime. Shortly thereafter, on 11 February 2011, President Mubarak of Egypt stepped down after nearly... more...
- Nation Books 2012; US$ 15.99
Marwan Bishara, the chief policy analyst for Al Jazeera English and presenter of the show ?Empire?, looks at the roots of pro-democracy revolutions in the Arab world and offers an original analysis of what went right, why this moment is paramount, and how more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 31.99
Marc Lynch draws on interviews conducted in the Middle East and analyses of Arab satellite television programs, op-ed pages, and public opinion polls to examine the nature, evolution, and influence of the new Arab public sphere. According to Lynch, the days of monolithic Arab opinion are over, and the way in which Arab governments and the United... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 128.00
This book explores the conditions of state formation and survival in the Middle East. Based on Historical Sociology, it provides a model for study of the state in the Arab world and a theory to explain its survival. Examining states as a ?process?, the author argues that what emerged in the Middle East in the beginning of the twentieth century... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 29.00
Wissam S. Yafi argues that there are four dynamics leading to inevitable change in the Arab region: geopolitical, geoeconomic, geosocial, and technological. Yafi comes to the conclusion that no system will be able to support the dynamics in place except for democracy. more...
- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 2012; US$ 15.99
Pluralism in the Arab world has not yet matured into functional democratic politics. While ruling establishments, Islamist movements, and secular parties have introduced a much greater degree of pluralism into Arab societies, the imbalance of power and interdependence among these actors limits both the degree of political diversity and its effectiveness... more...
- PublicAffairs 2013; US$ 15.99
Barely a year after the self-immolation of a young fruit seller in Tunisia, a vast wave of popular protest has convulsed the Middle East, overthrowing long-ruling dictators and transforming the region?s politics almost beyond recognition. But the biggest transformations of what has been labeled as the ?Arab Spring? are yet to come. An insider to... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99
The 2011 eruptions of popular discontent across the Arab world, popularly dubbed the Arab Spring, were local manifestations of a regional mass movement for democracy, freedom, and human dignity. Authoritarian regimes were either overthrown or put on notice that the old ways of oppressing their subjects would no longer be tolerated. These essays from... more...