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The Arab Uprisings: Transforming and Challenging State Power

The Arab Uprisings: Transforming and Challenging State Power
Eberhard Kienle, Nadine Sika

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The uprisings which spread across the Middle East and North Africa in late 2010 and 2011 irrevocably altered the way in which the region is now perceived. But in spite of the numerous similarities in these protests, from Tunisia and Egypt to Yemen and Bahrain, their broader political effects display important differences. This book analyses these popular uprisings, as well as other forms of protest, and the impact they had on each state. Why were Mubarak and Bin Ali ousted relatively peacefully in Egypt and Tunisia, while Qadafi in Libya and Saleh in Yemen fought violent battles against their opponents? Why do political transformations differ in countries that were able to shed their autocratic presidents? And why have other regimes, including Morocco and Saudi Arabia, experienced only limited protests or managed to repress and circumvent them? Looking at the aftermath and transitional processes across the region, this book is a vital retrospective examination of the uprisings and how they can be understood in the light of state formation and governmental dynamics.

Author Info

Eberhard Kienle is Research Professor at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and teaches politics at the Institut d'etudes politiques (IEP) de Grenoble and Sciences-Po Paris. He is also Head of the Institut francais du Proche-Orient (Ifpo) in Beirut. His publications include Ba'th versus Ba'th: The Conflict between Syria and Iraq, 1968-1989 (I.B.Tauris, 1990); A Grand Delusion: Democracy and Economic Reform in Egypt (I.B.Tauris, 2001) and Democracy Building and Democracy Erosion: Political Change north and south of the Mediterranean (2009).Nadine Sika is Humboldt Foundation visiting fellow at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik in Berlin (SWP) as well as assistant professor of Comparative Politics at the American University in Cairo (AUC). She is author of Educational Reform in Egyptian Primary Schools since the 1990s (2010) and editor of The Socio-Economic Returns to Education in Egypt (Arabic 2014). The author of articles in journals such as the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, she is currently writing a book on youth activism and contentious politics in Egypt.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781784532284
Publication Date: 29 Jun 2015
Number of Pages: 288
Height: 216
Width: 138

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