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  • Wir wollen Freiheit!by Julia Gerlach

    Herder Verlag 2011; US$ 12.40

    Die Bilder gingen um die Welt: Im Frühjahr 2011 protestierte die arabische Jugend; erst in Tunesien, dann auch in Ägypten. Die Demonstranten, die sich der Zuschauer jeden Abend in den Nachrichten ansehen konnte, sahen allerdings ganz anders aus, als viele sich das vorgestellt hatten: Spätestens seit dem 11. September 2001 hatte sich in vielen Köpfen... more...

  • Arab Springby I. William Zartman

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    Beginning in January 2011, the Arab world exploded in a vibrant demand for dignity, liberty, and achievable purpose in life, rising up against an image and tradition of arrogant, corrupt, unresponsive authoritarian rule. These previously unpublished, countryspecific case studies of the uprisings and their still unfolding political aftermaths identify... more...

  • Structuring Conflict in the Arab Worldby Ellen Lust-Okar

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

    This book examines how ruling elites manipulate political opponents in the Middle East. more...

  • Political Succession in the Arab Worldby Anthony Billingsley

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Political succession is a key issue in the contemporary Middle East. In this new study the author examines the process and shows how respect for those in authority and tribal codes of loyalty have been far more influential in maintaining regimes than security institutions and political repression. The Arab world is faced by political turmoil and... more...

  • The Struggle over Democracy in the Middle Eastby Nathan J. Brown; Emad Shahin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Many residents of the Middle East - and more recently, Western powers - have placed great hope in democratization in the region. Yet authoritarianism remains the norm and movement towards democracy is both slow and uneven.  The Struggle over Democracy in the Middle East examines democracy and democratization in the light of regional realities... more...

  • Bombs and Ballotsby Dr Krista Wiegand

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Eventually, most terrorist and guerrilla groups are defeated by governments or gradually die off - sometimes becoming political parties, democratically participating in the non-violent governance of their states. Yet some terrorist and guerrilla groups maintain military capabilities, using violence and democratic participation simultaneously. Here,... more...

  • Civil Society and Democratization in the Arab Worldby Francesco Cavatorta; Vincent Durac

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    The transition paradigm has traditionally viewed civil society activism as an essential condition for the establishment of democracy. The democracy promotion strategies of Western policy-makers have, therefore, been based on strengthening civil society in authoritarian settings in order to support the development of social capital -to challenge undemocratic... more...

  • Democracy in the Arab Worldby Ibrahim Elbadawi; Samir Makdisi

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 18.95

    Despite notable socio-economic development in the Arab region, a deficit in democracy and political rights has continued to prevail. This book examines the major reasons underlying the persistence of this democracy deficit over the past decades and touches on the prospects for deepening the process of democratization in the Arab World. Contributions... more...

  • The Arab Awakeningby Kenneth M. Pollack

    Brookings Institution Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    Even the most seasoned Middle East observers were taken aback by the events of early 2011. Protests born of oppression and socioeconomic frustration erupted throughout the streets; public unrest provoked violent police backlash; long-established dictatorships fell. How did this all happen? What might the future look like, and what are the likely ramifications... more...

  • The Arab Revolutionby Jean-Pierre Filiu

    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...