Voices of the New Arab Public: Iraq, al-Jazeera, and Middle East Politics Today / Edition 1

Voices of the New Arab Public: Iraq, al-Jazeera, and Middle East Politics Today / Edition 1

by Marc Lynch
     
 

Marc Lynch draws on interviews conducted in the Middle East and analyses of Arab satellite television programs, op-ed pages, and public opinion polls to examine the nature, evolution, and influence of the new Arab public sphere. According to Lynch, the days of monolithic Arab opinion are over, and the way in which Arab governments and the United States engage this

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Marc Lynch draws on interviews conducted in the Middle East and analyses of Arab satellite television programs, op-ed pages, and public opinion polls to examine the nature, evolution, and influence of the new Arab public sphere. According to Lynch, the days of monolithic Arab opinion are over, and the way in which Arab governments and the United States engage this newly confident and influential public sphere will profoundly shape the future of the Arab world. Lynch pays close attention to the revolution of the formation and expression of public opinion, presenting detailed discussions of Arab arguments about sanctions and the 2003 American and British invasion and occupation of Iraq. He also suggests how the United States can develop and improve its involvement with the Arab public sphere by entering it as it is instead of treating it as an enemy to be defeated or an object to be manipulated.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231134491
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/10/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

1. Iraq and the New Arab Public2. The Structural Transformation of the Arab Public Sphere3. The Iraqi Challenge and the Old Iraqi Public4. The al-Jazeera Era5. Baghdad Falls6. New Iraq, New Arab PublicNotes Bibliography Index

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