The routledge handbook of the arab spring seeks to provide a departure point for ongoing discussion of a fluid phenomenon on a plethora of topics, including. Discover librarianselected research resources on arab spring from the questia online library, including fulltext online books, academic journals, magazines. Several years after the arab spring began, democracy remains elusive in the middle east. The end of postcolonialism by hamid dabashi, a rage for order. Arab spring, libyan winter, however, seems to take the better part of such articles their ability to respond immediately to current events, such as the recent tumultuous year in the middle east and add the kind of detailed analysis that you can only get in monograph form. In this landmark book, hamid dabashi argues that the revolutionary uprisings that have engulfed multiple countries and political climes from morocco to iran and from syria to yemen, were driven by a delayed defiance a point of rebellion against domestic tyranny and globalized disempowerment alike that signifies no less than the end of postcolonialism. Jun 09, 2016 one of the great strengths of lynchs book is how it weaves together the regional and international context in which these local uprisings unfolded. I was terribly wrong writers look back at the arab spring. The future of the arab spring 1st edition elsevier. List of books and articles about arab spring online research. A reading list five years ago the middle east and north africa was electrified by unprecedented popular protests that heralded the start of the arab spring.
The armed forces played a decisive role in many of the arab uprisings, particularly the early ones. This wellresearched and widelycited analysis of the revolution is a seminal piece that provides unmatched insight into recent events in egypt and the middle east. Alamin mazrui, rutgers university embracing the poetic justice of the arab spring, hamid dabashi seizes upon and expresses the lyrical. Arab spring arising in large part in reaction to economic stresses, societal changes, and entrenched corrupt and repressive rule, the arab spring began in tunisia in dec. Demonstrators expressing political and economic grievances faced violent crackdowns by their countries security forces. My work on these issues will result in a book outlining the nature of the challenge and suggesting how u. Dispatches from the arab spring is an unparalleled introduction to the changing middle east and offers the most comprehensive and accurate account to date of the uprisings that profoundly reshaped north africa and the middle east. So, was facebook responsible for the arab spring after all. I underestimated the disastrous effects of assads neoliberal. Purchase the future of the arab spring 1st edition. Sep 03, 2011 so, was facebook responsible for the arab spring after all. Jan 23, 2016 robin yassinkassabs book burning country. Home this guide lists online and print sources for what has become known as the arab spring, the popular revolutionary wave in the middle east and north africa that started in december 2010. The arab spring was a loosely related group of protests that ultimately resulted in regime changes in countries such as tunisia, egypt and libya.
The arab spring was foreshadowed in fiction books the. Without better information, the debate was largely theoretical. As politicians weigh courses of action against their political agendas the death toll weighs heavy on the conscience of the world. I was terribly wrong writers look back at the arab. The arab spring is enormously enlightening and original, a landmark work of a political and historical convulsion of immense proportion and significance. Arab spring, in modern north african and middle eastern history, antigovernment demonstrations and uprisings that, from late.
The book is so rich, careful and systematic in making its case that i expect it to define a new paradigm regarding the nature of revolution itself. In a region beset by brutal repression, humanitarian disasters, and civil war, tunisias jasmine revolution alone gave way to a peaceful transition to a functioning democracy. The best books on understanding the arab world five books. Part memoir, part history, the book includes intimate stories of the revolutionaries who fought for freedom on the streets and across the internet stories that would have never been recorded. The book s violence and sense of political urgency is common in contemporary fiction from the. Aug 28, 2019 the arab spring was a series of antigovernment protests, uprisings, and armed rebellions that spread across the middle east in early 2011. Tunisias image in national and international media has changed dramatically from being the cradle of the arab spring to becoming the arab spring. Arab spring modernity, identity and change eid mohamed.
In this book, npr social media chief andy carvin the man who tweets revolutions offers a unique firstperson recap of the arab spring. In terms of political nonfiction, prashad manages the best of both. Five years ago the middle east and north africa was electrified by unprecedented popular protests that heralded the start of the arab spring. The cumulative effect of the pieces is to insist that leaders, in the middle east and outside of it, must listen to and heed the voices of the arab spring before lasting positive change can take place. The book begins with an examination of the process of democratization and its impediments in the arab world since the second world war. Publishers weekly through the accumulation of personal stories, the reader begins to experience the larger narratives of the arab spring. Voices of the arab spring columbia university press. This book provides systematic, integrated analyses of emergent social and cultural dynamics in the wake of the socalled arab spring, and looks closely at the narratives and experiences of a people as they confront crisis during a critical moment of transition. With qatar and the arab spring, ulrichsen offers a clear, concise and readerfriendly evaluation of dohas foreign policy. The dilemma felt by arab youth was captured in tunisia by the selfimmolation in 2010 of mohamed bouazizi, who was frustrated by restrictions on his small streetvending business. Mcmillan editor from the first world war to the arab spring. List of books and articles about arab spring online. Arab spring in egypt is a modern history study that brings much greater understanding to light about the views of modern arab people and the future they see for their country. The books violence and sense of political urgency is common in contemporary fiction from the.
In this landmark book, hamid dabashi argues that the revolutionary uprisings that have engulfed multiple countries and political climes from morocco to iran and from syria to yemen, are driven by a delayed defiance a point of rebellion against domestic tyranny and globalized. To many of us, the popular uprisings in the middle east and north africa and regime overthrows in tunisia and egypt seemed to come out of nowhere. A polish priest was murdered in tunisia and copts are being persecuted in egypt. May 08, 2012 this pioneering elucidation of the arab spring will define a new era of thinking about the middle east. The arab spring was a series of prodemocracy uprisings that enveloped several largely muslim countries, including tunisia, morocco, syria, libya, egypt and. Through interviews with some of the regions leading civic entrepreneurs, including political activists, artists, and technologists. Titles about revolution, in arabic and in english, have also dominated prime bookstore shelf space. Egypt, libya, jordan, yemen, and tunisia, along with additional examples.
The future of the arab spring examines the spirit of civic entrepreneurship that brought once untouchable dictators to their knees and continues to shape the regions political, artistic, and technology sectors. The meme of the arab spring is characterised by bottomup change, or the lack thereof, and its effects are still unfurling today. The influential blogger and journalist tells us why theres so much misinformation about the arab world, and suggests what we should read to improve our understanding of the regions history and current turmoil. Tunisias image in national and international media has changed dramatically from being the. Online arab spring responds to this question, considering five countries. The book asks why the penetration rate for social media differs in different countries. Readers of all stripes, from scholars of the middle east to government officials to casual readers, will all find it informative. Valerie bodden a historical account of the arab spring, including the events leading up to the string of protests, the people involved, the conditions of political instability, and the lingering aftermath. Where are the childrens books about the arab spring. The event set off uprisings across north africa and the. Beginning in tunisia popular movements swept regimes from power in tunisia, egypt, and libya and threatened to overthrow ruling elites across the region. And yet few revolutionary titles have appeared for children. Arab spring, in modern north african and middle eastern history, antigovernment demonstrations and uprisings that, from late 2010, swept many of the regions arab nations. Arab spring libya 360 libya after moammar gaddafi the washington post.
Qatar and the arab spring middle east policy council. Lynch outlines the entirety of the arab spring and how the uprisings have manifested themselves in each country. Arab spring, wave of prodemocracy protests and uprisings that took place in the middle east and north africa beginning in 2010, challenging some of the regions entrenched authoritarian regimes. With contributions from noted scholars, the arab spring provides a comprehensive overview of the causes, the key events, and the aftermath of these revolutions. The gaddafi archives libya before the arab spring view gallery an exhibition of photographs, documents and artefacts from the human rights watch archive paints a portrait of libya in the four decades prior to the arab spring. The selfimmolation of mohammed bouazizi in tunisia in december 2010 heralded the arrival of the arab spring, a startling, yet not. Arab spring november 30, 2011 i realize this may not be entirely related to the revolution in the middle east, but i think it is worth noting that, as of today, the united kingdom is planning to expel all iranian diplomats following the assassination crisis of earlier this year. Makes all the necessary distinctions between the popular uprisings. The long and winding road to democracy is a culmination of several years work, starting from the beginnings of the egyptian revolution. Middle east policy after the arab spring council on.
Dispatches from the arab spring university of minnesota press. Mar 11, 2012 at this years cairo international book fair, the most soughtafter books were those about arab revolutions. The arab spring ushered in religious persecutions and complicated the palestinian peace process. Nov 26, 20 this volume examines the role of arab women in arab spring and their contribution to the ongoing process of change sweeping the region. The arab spring was a truly transnational phenomenon, in that what happened in individual countries was shaped by outside forces, although not exclusively of course. The arab spring unleashed forces of liberation and social justice that swept across north africa and the middle east with unprecedented speed, ferocity, and excitement. The hope and reality of the uprisings is a critically essential, informed and informative volume for students, scholars, and nonspecialist general readers seeking the fullest understanding of how the arab uprisings continue to impact the region and the world in general, and united states foreign policies in particular. The arab spring that resides in the popular imagination is one in which a wave of mass mobilization swept the broader middle east, toppled dictators, and cleared the way for democracy. One writer suggests that the media makes al qeda less relevant. The best books on origins of the arab uprising five books expert. In the aftermath of the iraq war, it was used by various commentators and bloggers who anticipated a major arab movement towards democratization.
Egyptian revolution, also known as arab spring or arab uprising, was a shock for international community because egypt has been seen as one of the strongest military state in north africa region. Narrated by dozens of activists and everyday individuals, this book documents the unprecedented events that led to the collapse of dictatorial regimes in tunisia. Volume 1 of the arab spring five years later is based on extensive research conducted by scholars from a variety of backgrounds, including many associated with the japan international cooperation a. I was terribly wrong writers look back at the arab spring five years on.
The reality is that few arab countries have experienced anything of the sort. A year of revolution a year ago, a tunisian fruitseller set himself on fire after being humiliated by a police officer. The term arab spring is an allusion to the revolutions of 1848, which are sometimes referred to as the springtime of nations, and the prague spring in 1968. The once vibrant syrian streets are now haunted by the souls of the innocent and the historic monuments that told of an unrivalled arab civilisation no longer stand tall. Analysis of the arab spring 3 blunders in state response, in particular using a heavyhanded approach and trying to crush opposition, had the reverse effect of galvanising more people to join the protests icg, 2011b and 2011d. Divided into two parts, the book first examines the arab countries directly involved and most dramatically impacted by the uprisings, as well as why some of their arab neighbors avoided largescale revolutions. As the scholar gilles kepel writes in his new book, beyond chaos, to be published in french this month, the aspirations and euphoria of the arab.62 959 1276 481 924 801 499 1151 108 612 1472 446 272 851 1166 819 1308 811 159 824 217 1237 729 763 1072 946 1243 197 1114 762 945 461