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- DescriptionWhy 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 of the contentious politics of 2011 and 2012? The Arab uprisings pose stark challenges to the political science of the Middle East, which for decades had focused upon the resilience of entrenched authoritarianism, the relative weakness of civil society, and what seemed to be the largely contained diffusion of new rms and ideas through new information techlogies. In this volume, leading scholars in the field take a sharp look at the causes, dynamics, and effects of the Arab uprisings. Compiled by one of the foremost experts on Middle East politics and society, The Arab Uprisings Explained offers a fresh rethinking of established theories and presents a new framework through which scholars and general readers can better grasp the fast-developing events remaking the region. These essays t only advance the study of political science in the Middle East but also integrate the subject seamlessly into the wider political science literature. Deeply committed to the study of this region and working out the kinks of the discipline, the contributors to this volume help scholars and policymakers across the world approach this unprecedented historical period smartly and effectively.
- Author BiographyMarc Lynch is the director of the Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University, directs the Project on Middle East Political Science, and is a contributing editor for the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog. He is the author of The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East, Voices of the New Arab Public: Iraq, Al-Jazeera, and Middle East Politics Today, and State Interests and Public Spheres: The International Politics of Jordan's Identity.
- PublisherColumbia University Press
- Date of Publication12/09/2014
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleColumbia Studies in Middle East Politics
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintColumbia University Press
- Content Note11 graphs
- Weight454 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Edited byMarc Lynch
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