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The Battle for the Arab Spring: Revolution, Counter-Revolution and the Making of a New Era
     

The Battle for the Arab Spring: Revolution, Counter-Revolution and the Making of a New Era

by Lin Noueihed, Alex Warren
 

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ISBN-10: 0300180861

ISBN-13: 9780300180862

Pub. Date: 05/31/2012

Publisher: Yale University Press

Sparked by the protest of a single vegetable seller in Tunisia, the flame of revolutionary passion swept across the Arab world in what has come to be called the Arab Spring of 2011. Millions took to the streets in revolt: the governments of Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya fell, other regimes remain embattled, and no corner of the region has escaped unchanged. In this

Overview

Sparked by the protest of a single vegetable seller in Tunisia, the flame of revolutionary passion swept across the Arab world in what has come to be called the Arab Spring of 2011. Millions took to the streets in revolt: the governments of Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya fell, other regimes remain embattled, and no corner of the region has escaped unchanged. In this informed and accessible book, Lin Noueihed and Alex Warren explain the economic and political roots of the Arab Spring, assess what has been accomplished so far, and consider the many stumbling blocks that confront the Arab nations as they try to shape their futures.

Through research, interviews, and a wealth of firsthand experience, the authors explain the unique set of obstacles that endanger stability in each country. They analyze the challenges many Arab nations face in building democratic institutions, finding consensus on political Islam, overcoming tribal divides, and satisfying an insatiable demand for jobs. In an era of change and uncertainty, this insightful guide provides the first clear glimpse of the post-revolutionary future the Arab Spring set in motion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300180862
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgements viii

Map x

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Roots of Rage 9

1 An Arab Malaise 11

2 Bread, Oil and Jobs 24

3 The Media Revolution 44

Part 2 The Battlegrounds 61

4 Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution 63

5 Egypt: The Pharaoh Falls 96

6 Bahrain: An Island Divided 135

7 Libya's Revolution from Above 164

8 Disintegrating Yemen 195

9 The Struggle for Syria 215

Part 3 The New Arab Politics 243

10 The Kings' Dilemma 245

11 The Islamist Resurgence 263

12 Embracing The Void 284

Afterword 301

Endnotes 308

Bibliography and Sources 332

Index 339

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