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  • The Arab Uprisings Explainedby Marc Lynch

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    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... more...

  • Economic Development and Political Action in the Arab Worldby M.A. Mohamed Salih

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Analysis of North African revolt against authoritarianism, known as the ‘Arab Spring’, embraced reductionist explanations such as the social media, youth unemployment and citizens’ agitations to regain dignity in societies humiliated by oppressive regimes. This book illustrates that reductionist approaches can only elucidate some symptoms of a social... more...

  • Arab Spring in Egyptby Bahgat Korany; Rabab El-Mahdi

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 34.95

    Beginning in Tunisia, and spreading to as many as seventeen Arab countries, the street protests of the ‘Arab Spring’ in 2011 empowered citizens and banished their fear of speaking out against governments. The Arab Spring belied Arab exceptionalism, widely assumed to be the natural state of stagnation in the Arab world amid global change and progress.... more...

  • Arab Springby Kjetil Fosshagen

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    The events of the Arab Spring presented a dramatic reconstitution of politics and the public sphere through their aesthetic and performative uses of public space. Mass demonstrations have become a new global political form, grounded in the localization of globalizing processes, institutions, and relationships. This volume delves beneath the seemingly... more...

  • Political Roles and Military Rulersby Amos Perlmutter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 171.95

    This book represents three decades of Perlmutter's experiences and observations. The author studies the relationship between the military and politics in Middle East, focusing mainly on Egypt as a case study. He concludes by analysing the effect this internal relationship has on military performance. more...

  • The Arab Springby Astrid B. Boening

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 101.43

    This book examines the intra- as well as the inter-regional geopolitical and strategic implications of the Arab Spring by analyzing and connecting the broader economic and political strands of Euro-Mediterranean regional power shifts. more...

  • Routledge Handbook of the Arab Springby Larbi Sadiki

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi in Tunisia in December 2010 heralded the arrival of the ‘Arab Spring,’ a startling, yet not unprecedented, era of profound social and political upheaval. The meme of the Arab Spring is characterised by bottom-up change, or the lack thereof, and its effects are still unfurling today. The Routledge Handbook... more...

  • Democracy and Reform in the Middle East and Asiaby Amin Saikal; Amitav Acharya

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    The protests that swept across the Middle East and North Africa in late 2010 and 2011 confounded long-time observers of the region, in both the media and academia. After addressing the conditions in the Middle East and North Africa that produced these attempts at revolution, Amin Saikal and Amitav Acharya explore the global impact of the protests,... more...

  • Security and Defensive Democracy in Israelby Sharon Weinblum

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book scrutinises how political actors in the Israeli parliament (the Knesset) have articulated the security-democracy nexus in their discourses. Security crises expose political leaders to an uncomfortable dilemma: guaranteeing the safety of citizens while at the same time preserving democratic principles, basic rights and liberties. In this... more...

  • Gaining Freedomsby Berna Turam

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    This book reveals and analyzes the ways in which highly contested, deeply divided urban space can generate opportunities for negotiation and new alliances over freedoms and rights. more...