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  • The People Wantby Gilbert Achcar; G.M. Goshgarian

    Saqi 2013; US$ 21.86

    ‘The people want ...?: the first part of the slogan chanted by millions of Arab protestors since 2011 revealed a longrepressed craving for democracy. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare by the protesters? demands. Although Islamist parties did not initiate the protest movement, they have benefitted the most from the power vacuum... more...

  • The Arab Uprisingsby Fahed Al-Sumait; Nele Lenze; Michael C. Hudson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 33.99

    This collection of essays uses the term ?Arab Uprisings? as the organizing frame to address numerous socio-cultural, economic, political, experiential, and communicative aspects of the uprisings. The text is organized around three themes: origins, experiences, and trajectories. The first section addresses catalyzing factors that help explain the... more...

  • The Transition Towards Revolution and Reform: The Arab Spring Realised?by Sonia L. Alianak

    Edinburgh University Press 2014; US$ 119.99

    The Arab Spring created a transition toward democracy for the peoples of Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco and Jordan, who initially elected moderate Islamist parties to lead them out of economic deprivation and corruption. This study looks at the relative success of the move to democracy in these four Middle Eastern countries, comparing the secular leaders... more...

  • Dispatches from the Arab Springby Paul Amar; Vijay Prashad

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 69.00

    Bringing together contributors uniquely attuned to the pulse of the region, Dispatches from the Arab Spring offers an urgent analysis of a remarkable ongoing world-historical event that is widely misinterpreted in the West. An unparalleled introduction to the changing Middle East, it offers the most comprehensive and accurate account of the uprisings... more...

  • Political Succession in the Arab Worldby Anthony Billingsley

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95

    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... more...

  • The Arab Springby Astrid B. Boening

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Beginning in 2010, there has been a consolidating cooperation among existing powers in the Euro-Mediterranean in face of the rapid de-stabilization of the Arab region. This fact alone accelerated the hesitant responses by the EU towards emerging hegemons, particularly Russia and China, who?in-turn applied traditional mechanisms of increasing regional... more...

  • Political Ideology in the Arab Worldby Michaelle L. Browers

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    Discusses some of the most significant ideological debates that have animated the Arab world over the last two decades. 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...

  • The Political Economy of the Arab Uprisingsby Melani Cammett; Ishac Diwan

    Westview Press 2013; US$ 1.99

    In this Westview Press Spotlight , Melani Cammett and Ishac Diwan explore the impact of the Arab Spring and subsequent events in the region. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    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...