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Routledge handbook of the Arab Spring, rethinking democratization, edited by Larbi Sadiki

Routledge handbook of the Arab Spring, rethinking democratization, edited by Larbi Sadiki
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Routledge handbook of the Arab Spring
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edited by Larbi Sadiki
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Routledge Handbooks
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rethinking democratization
"The self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi in Tunisia in December 2010 heralded the arrival of the 'Arab Spring,' a startling, yet not unprecedented, era of profound social and political upheaval. The meme of the Arab Spring is characterised by bottom-up change, or the lack thereof, and its effects are still unfurling today. 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: - Contexts and contests of democratisation - The sweep of the Arab Spring - Egypt - Women and the Arab Spring - Agents of change and the technology of protest - Impact of the Arab Spring in the wider Middle East and further afield Collating a wide array of viewpoints, specialisms, biases, and degrees of proximity and distance from events that shook the Arab world to its core, the Handbook is written with the reader in mind, to provide students, practitioners, diplomats, policy-makers and lay readers with contextualization and knowledge, and to set the stage for further discussion of the Arab Spring"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Contributors; Chronology; Glossary; Preface: The Meme of the Arab Spring; 1.Unruliness through Space and Time: Reconstructing'Peoplehood' in the Arab Spring; Introduction; Space and politics for remaking the people; 'Clock-wise' protest: Reimagining time in the Arab Spring; Tentative conclusions: Spatio-temporality and unruliness; Notes; References; Part I:Introducing the Arab Spring: Reflections on Contexts and Contests of Democratization2.On the 'Arab Spring': Democratization and RelatedPolitical SeasonsOn 'springs' and 'winters' ...; Divergent trajectories; Interventionist reactions and comparative lessons; Protesters' hopes and dreams and 'non-spring' factors; Notes; References; 3.Arab Politics after the Uprisings: Still Searchingfor Legitimacy; Reprising Arab politics: A personal reflection; Lessons from the uprisings after three years; Opening the black box of 'civil society'; Rethinking legitimacy in the Arab world; A case for long-term optimism; References4.Towards a Historical Sociology of the Arab Uprising:Beyond Democratization and Post-DemocratizationModernization theory and the origins of the Arab Uprising; Post-democratization: Controlling democratization pressures and authoritarian resilience; Historical sociology and MENA regimes; The context of the Arab Uprising: 'Post-populist authoritarianism'; Prospects for democratic consolidation; Conclusion; References; 5.The Arab Spring: Why in Some Arab Countries andNot in Others?; Introduction: Transition?; What these countries have in common; Where did they differ?Are other Arab countries immune from contagion of uprisings?Note; References; Part II: The 'Travel' of Revolution: From Tunis to Sanaa ; 6.Interpreting the Tunisian Revolution: Beyond Bou'azizi ; Introduction; Nationalism and reformism; Post-colonial governments: Hopes and disenchantments; The revolution: Revenge of the oppressed and marginalized people; Conclusion; References; 7.The Roots of the Tunisian Revolution: Elements of a Political Sociology; Introduction; The roots of local socio-economic struggle; The uprising goes national; A moral economy of the revolution?; Notes; References8.Tunisia's Revolution and the Domestic-International NexusIntroduction; The domestic-international nexus and Infitah polices: The origins and development of Tunisia's neoliberal governance; The domestic-international nexus and the 'national security state': Discursive and legal-institutional legacies of the 'war on terror'; Conclusion: Future prospects for Tunisia's revolution; Notes; References; 9.Libya's Arab Spring: Revolution against a 42-Year Dictatorship; The nature of the Libyan regime; The Libyan revolution: A view of events during the country's democratic transitionThe future of the Libyan Spring: Conclusion
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