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Regionalism and Rebellion in Yemen
A Troubled National Union

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  • Date Published: June 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107606593

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  • Like other Arab revolutions in 2011, it is said that Yemen's rebellion was modeled on street protests in Tunis and Cairo. As this erudite new study explains, however, what happened in Yemen is far from being a mere echo of events elsewhere. In fact, the popular uprisings which came as a surprise in Tunisia and Egypt, Libya and Syria, were already well underway in Yemen. As early as 2007, this country on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula was embroiled in sit-ins, demonstrations, and open rebellion against the government. The author ably demonstrates how Yemen's political upheaval is rooted in divisions and conflicts of the past, especially the country's troubled national unification in 1990. Based on years of in-depth field research, this book unravels the complexities of the Yemeni state and its domestic politics with a particular focus on the post-1990 years. The central thesis is that Yemen continues to suffer from regional fragmentation which has endured for centuries. En route the book discusses the rise of President Salih, his tribal and family connections, Yemen's civil war in 1994, the war's consequences later in the decade, the spread of radical movements after the US military response to 9/11, and finally developments leading to the historic events of 2011. Politics in this strategically important country is crucial for many reasons, not least on account of its links to al-Qaeda terrorism. The United States and western allies have good reason to regard Yemen as a security risk. This book sets a new standard for scholarship on Yemeni politics, and it is essential reading for anyone interested in the modern Middle East, the 2011 Arab revolts, and 21st century Islamic politics.

    • In a challenge to earlier scholarship, this path-breaking study suggests that Yemen's recent revolution was caused by centuries of regional fragmentation
    • Based on in-depth research in the region, the book covers politics, Islamic radicalism and social unrest in the post-1990 years
    • Essential reading for students in Middle East politics, history, anthropology and Islam
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "In Regionalism and Rebellion in Yemen Dr. Stephen Day builds on almost two decades of research and active engagement with political developments in the country to produce a well-written account of sociopolitical transformation after the unification of the former Yemen Arab Republic and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen in 1990" -Thanos Petouris, SOAS, University of London, Middle East Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107606593
    • length: 368 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus. 4 maps 17 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Understanding the regional divisions of Yemen
    2. Two revolutions, two republics
    3. Salih family rules and the Sanham tribe
    4. Unity in name only
    5. The spoils of civil war
    6. A regime in control?
    7. Political eruptions after 9/11
    8. The return of Yemeni regionalism
    9. Yemen's political meltdown

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Middle East Revolutions
    • Revolutions in the Middle East
  • Author

    Stephen W. Day, Rollins College, Florida
    Stephen Day is Adjunct Professor of Middle East Politics at the Hamilton Holt School at Rollins College. He has written for many journals, including the Middle East Journal, Middle East Policy and the Carnegie Foundation.

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