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The Arab winter, democratic consolidation, civil war, and radical Islamists, Stephen J. King

Label
The Arab winter, democratic consolidation, civil war, and radical Islamists, Stephen J. King
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The Arab winter
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1121434145
Responsibility statement
Stephen J. King
Sub title
democratic consolidation, civil war, and radical Islamists
Summary
In 2011, the world watched as dictators across the Arab world were toppled from power. In Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Iraq, ordinary Arab citizens mobilized across the region during the Arab Spring to reinvent the autocratic Arab world into one characterized by democracy, dignity, socioeconomic justice, and inviolable human rights. This unique comparative analysis of countries before, during and after the Arab Spring seeks to explain the divergent outcomes, disappointing and even harrowing results of efforts to overcome democratic consolidation challenges from the tentative democracy in Tunisia, to the emergence of the Islamic State, and civil war and authoritarian retrenchment everywhere else. Tracing the period of the Arab Spring from its background in long-term challenges to autocratic regimes, to the mass uprisings, authoritarian breakdown, and the future projections and requirements for a democratizing conclusion, Stephen J. King establishes a broad but focused history which refines the leading theory of democratization in comparative politics, and realigns the narrative of Arab Spring history by bringing its differing results to the fore
Table Of Contents
Tunisia -- Egypt -- Libya -- Yemen -- Five Broken States : Iraq, Syria and ISIS -- Summary and conclusions
Content
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