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The New Middle East
Protest and Revolution in the Arab World

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Fawaz A. Gerges, Lisa Anderson, Juan Cole, Ali Kadri, Rami Zurayk, Anne Gough, Charles Tripp, John Chalcraft, Philippe Droz-Vincent, Sami Zubaida, John Sidel, Roger Owen, Sadik Al-Azm, Gabriele Vom Bruck, Atiaf al-Wazir, Benjamin Wiacek, Karim Mezran, Kristian Ulrichsen, Madawi Al-Rasheed, Avi Shlaim, Mohammed Ayoob, William Quandt, Federica Bicchi, Valerie Bunce
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  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107616882

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  • The New Middle East is one of the first comprehensive books to critically examine the Arab popular uprisings of 2011–12. While these uprisings prompted a number of cursory publications, this volume contains meticulous and thoughtful reflections on the causes, drivers and effects of these seminal events on the internal, regional and international politics of the Middle East and North Africa. Although specific conditions in individual countries that have experienced large-scale popular mobilizations are investigated, they are neither treated in isolation nor separated from broader developments in the region. Instead, the authors highlight connections between individual case studies and systemic conditions throughout the Arab arena. These include the crisis of political authority, the failure of economic development and new genres of mobilization and activism, especially communication technology and youth movements. The careful analysis and reflection on the prospects for democratic change in the region ensures the book will have both an immediate and enduring appeal.

    • Includes comprehensive yet accessible analysis of countries and themes
    • Situates the Arab revolts in the multiple contexts which shook the foundations of well-entrenched authoritarian rule
    • Reflects on the prospects for democratic change in individual states and the region as a whole
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    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107616882
    • length: 518 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: a rupture Fawaz A. Gerges
    Part I. Context and Clauses:
    2. Authoritarian legacies and regime change: towards understanding political transition in the Arab world Lisa Anderson
    3. Egypt's modern revolutions and the fall of Mubarak Juan Cole
    4. A depressive pre-Arab uprising economic performance Ali Kadri
    5. Bread and olive oil: the agrarian roots of the Arab uprisings Rami Zurayk and Anne Gough
    Part II. Thematic and Comparative Aspects:
    6. The politics of resistance and the Arab uprisings Charles Tripp
    7. Egypt's 25 January uprising, hegemonic contestation and the explosion of the poor John Chalcraft
    8. The military amidst uprisings and transitions in the Arab world Philippe Droz-Vincent
    9. Women, democracy and dictatorship in the context of the Arab uprisings Sami Zubaida
    10. Dangers and demon(izer)s of democratization in Egypt: through an Indonesian glass, darkly John Sidel
    Part III. Countries in Turmoil:
    11. Egypt and Tunisia in the Arab Spring: from the revolutionary overthrow of dictatorships to the struggle to establish a new constitutional order Roger Owen
    12. Arab nationalism, Islamism and the Arab uprisings Sadik Al-Azm
    13. Yemen: revolution suspended? Gabriele Vom Bruck, Atiaf al-Wazir and Benjamin Wiacek
    14. Libya in transition: from Jamahiriya to Jumhūriyyah? Karim Mezran
    15. Bahrain's uprisings: domestic implications and regional and international perspectives Kristian Ulrichsen
    Part IV. International Implications:
    16. Saudi internal dilemmas and regional responses to the Arab uprisings Madawi Al-Rasheed
    17. Israel, Palestine and the Arab Spring Avi Shlaim
    18. Turkey and Iran in the era of the Arab uprisings Mohammed Ayoob
    19. US policy and the Arab revolutions of 2011 William Quandt
    20. Europe and the Arab uprisings: the irrelevant power? Federica Bicchi
    21. Conclusion: rebellious citizens and resilient authoritarians Valerie Bunce.

  • Editor

    Fawaz A. Gerges, London School of Economics and Political Science
    Fawaz A. Gerges is a Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he directs the Middle East Centre. Gerges is the author of several acclaimed books, including Obama and the Middle East: The End of America's Moment?, The Rise and Fall of Al Qaeda and The Far Enemy: Why Jihad Went Global. He has written extensively on Arab politics and the international relations of the Middle East. His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the Independent and many other publications.

    Contributors

    Fawaz A. Gerges, Lisa Anderson, Juan Cole, Ali Kadri, Rami Zurayk, Anne Gough, Charles Tripp, John Chalcraft, Philippe Droz-Vincent, Sami Zubaida, John Sidel, Roger Owen, Sadik Al-Azm, Gabriele Vom Bruck, Atiaf al-Wazir, Benjamin Wiacek, Karim Mezran, Kristian Ulrichsen, Madawi Al-Rasheed, Avi Shlaim, Mohammed Ayoob, William Quandt, Federica Bicchi, Valerie Bunce

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