The Arab Spring: Change and Resistance in the Middle East

The Arab Spring: Change and Resistance in the Middle East

by David W. Lesch
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813348196

ISBN-13: 9780813348193

Pub. Date: 11/27/2012

Publisher: Westview Press


The Arab Spring unexpectedly developed in late 2010 with peaceful protests in a number of Arab countries against long-standing, entrenched regimes, and rapid political change across the region ensued. The Arab Spring: Change and Resistance in the Middle East examines these revolutions and their aftermath. Noted authorities writing specifically

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The Arab Spring unexpectedly developed in late 2010 with peaceful protests in a number of Arab countries against long-standing, entrenched regimes, and rapid political change across the region ensued. The Arab Spring: Change and Resistance in the Middle East examines these revolutions and their aftermath. Noted authorities writing specifically for this volume contribute chapters focusing on countries directly or indirectly involved, illuminating the immediate and long-term impacts of the revolutions in the region and throughout the world. A thoughtful concluding chapter ties together key themes, while also delineating persistent myths and misinterpretations. This is an essential volume for students and scholars of the Middle East, as well as anyone seeking a fuller understanding of region and what may lie ahead.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813348193
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
11/27/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,079,993
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Map ix

Preface xi

A Note on the Text xiii

Introduction Mark L. Haas David W. Lesch 1

Part I Spring in the Arab World 11

1 From Sidi Bou Zid to Sidi Bou Said: A Longue Durée Approach to the Tunisian Revolutions Julia Clancy-Smith 13

2 Egypt: The Origins and Consequences of the January 25 Uprising Bruce K. Rutherford 35

3 The Arab Spring: Libya's Second Revolution Mary-Jane Deeb 64

4 The Uprising That Wasn't Supposed to Happen: Syria and the Arab Spring David W. Lesch 79

5 Oil, Sauid Arabia, and the Spring That Has Not Come Steve A. Yetiv 97

6 Jordan and the Arab Spring Curtis R. Ryan 116

Part II The Regional and International Context of the Arab Spring 131

7 The Gift and the Curse: Iran and the Arab Spring Reza Marashi Trita Parsi 133

8 Turkey and the Arab Spring: Ideological Promotion in a Revolutionary Era Mark L. Haas 152

9 Israel and the Arab Spring: The Victory of Anxiety Ilan Peleg 174

10 Russia and the Arab Spring: A Preliminary Appraisal Robert O. Freedman 195

11 Same Old Story? Obama and the Arab Uprisings Jeremy Pressman 219

12 Conclusion: The Arab World at the Intersection of the National and Transnational James L. Gelvin 238

About the Contributors 257

Index 261

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