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When Mohammad Bouazizi sets himself on fire on December 17, 2010, he started a series of extraordinary events that spread across the Middle East with stunning rapidity. In less than a month, President Ben Ali fled Tunisia, ending a twenty-three year regime. Shortly thereafter, on 11 February 2011, President Mubarak of Egypt stepped down after nearly thirty years in power.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Jean-Pierre Filiu is Professor of Middle East Studies at Sciences Po in Paris, and has held visiting professorships at both Columbia University and Georgetown University. His book The Apocalypse in Islam was awarded the main prize by the French History Association. His books on the Arab world have been published in a dozen languages.
Table of Contents
1. Arabs are no exception
2. Muslims are not only Muslims
3. Anger is power for the younger
4. Social networks work
5. Leaderless movements can win
6. The alternative to democracy is chaos
7. Islamists must choose
8. Jihadis could become obsolete
9. Palestine is still the mantra
10. No domino effect in the renaissance
1. Lyrics of "Mister President" by El-General (Sfax, December 2010)
2. Manifesto of the Gaza Youth (14 December 2010)
3. Message of the April 6th Movement (Cairo, 15 January 2011)
4. Comments by Sheikh Salman al-Awda (Riyadh, 7 February 2011)
5. Communiqué of the Revolutionary Youth (Cairo, 12 February 2011)
6. Charter of the National Transitional Council (Benghazi, 2 March 2011)
7. Statement of the Syrian local coordination committees (22 April 2011)