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The Arab uprisings : what everyone needs to know / James L. Gelvin.

Book Book (c2012.)
Description: xii, 185 p. ; 22 cm.
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, c2012.
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Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references, Internet website resources (p. [159]-[167] and index.
Contents: A revolutionary wave? -- The beginning: Tunisia and Egypt -- Uprisings in weak states: Yemen and Libya -- Two surprises: Algeria and Syria -- The monarchies -- Stepping back.
Summary: Beginning in December 2010 popular revolt swept through the Middle East, shocking the world and ushering in a period of unprecedented unrest. Protestors took to the streets to demand greater freedom, democracy, human rights, social justice, and regime change. What caused these uprisings? What is their significance? And what are their likely consequences? In a question-and-answer format, this book explores all aspects of the revolutionary protests that have rocked the Middle East. The author, a historian begins with an overview: What sparked the Arab uprisings? Where did the demands for democracy and human rights come from? How appropriate is the phrase "Arab Spring"? before turning to specific countries around the region. He looks at such topics as the role of youth, labor, and religious groups in Tunisia and Egypt and discusses why the military turned against rulers in both countries. Exploring the uprisings in Libya and Yemen, he explains why these two states are considered "weak," why that status is important for understanding the upheavals there, and why outside powers intervened in Libya but not in Yemen. Next, he compares two cases that defied expectations: Algeria, which experts assumed would experience a major upheaval after Egypt's, and Syria, which experts failed to foresee. He then looks at the monarchies of Morocco, Jordan, and the Gulf, exploring the commonalities and differences of protest movements in each. The final chapter discusses the implications of the uprisings. What do they mean for the United States? For Iran? Has al-Qaeda been strengthened or weakened? What effects have the uprisings had on the Israel-Palestine conflict? What conclusions might we draw from the uprisings so far?
Citation: Gelvin, James L. "The Arab uprisings : what everyone needs to know." New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2012.

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