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The Arab Spring: Change and Resistance in the Middle East

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Perseus Books

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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 Eastexamines 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.

Author Biography

Mark L. Haas is Associate Professor in the Political Science Department and the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy at Duquense University in Pittsburgh. He is the author of The Clash of Ideologies: Middle Eastern Politics and American Security and The Ideological Origins of Great Power Politics, 1789-1989, and coeditor of The Middle East and the United States. David W. Lesch is Professor of Middle East History in the History Department at Trinity University. Dr. Lesch is the author or editor of twelve books, including Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad and The new Lion of Damascus: Bashar al-Asad and Modern Syria, and coeditor of The Middle East and the United States.

Table of Contents

Mapp. ix
Prefacep. xi
A Note on the Textp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Spring in the Arab Worldp. 11
From Sidi Bou Zid to Sidi Bou Said: A Longue Durée Approach to the Tunisian Revolutionsp. 13
Egypt: The Origins and Consequences of the January 25 Uprisingp. 35
The Arab Spring: Libya's Second Revolutionp. 64
The Uprising That Wasn't Supposed to Happen: Syria and the Arab Springp. 79
Oil, Sauid Arabia, and the Spring That Has Not Comep. 97
Jordan and the Arab Springp. 116
The Regional and International Context of the Arab Springp. 131
The Gift and the Curse: Iran and the Arab Springp. 133
Turkey and the Arab Spring: Ideological Promotion in a Revolutionary Erap. 152
Israel and the Arab Spring: The Victory of Anxietyp. 174
Russia and the Arab Spring: A Preliminary Appraisalp. 195
Same Old Story? Obama and the Arab Uprisingsp. 219
Conclusion: The Arab World at the Intersection of the National and Transnationalp. 238
About the Contributorsp. 257
Indexp. 261
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