1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of the Arab Spring Rethinking Democratization

Edited By Larbi Sadiki Copyright 2015
    718 Pages
    by Routledge

    718 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    1. Unruliness Through Space and Time: Re-Constructing Peoplehood in the Arab Spring Part 1: Introducing the Arab Spring: Reflections on Contexts and Contests of Democratization  2. On the 'Arab Spring Laurence Whitehead  3. Arab Politics After the Uprisings Michael Hudson  4. Toward a Historical Sociology of the Arab Uprising Raymond Hinnebusch  5. The Arab Spring Mustapha Kamel Al-Sayyid  Part 2: The 'Travel' of Revolution: from Tunis to Sanaa  6. Interpreting the Tunisian Revolution: Beyond Bou'azizi Amor Boubakri  7. The Roots of the Tunisian Revolution Sami Zemni  8. Tunisian Revolution and the International-Domestic Nexus Corinna Mullin 9. Libya's Arab Spring Anas A. Buera  10. Libya's Islamists & the 17th February Revolution Anas El Gomati  11. The Uprising in Bahrain Kristian Coates Ulrichsen 12. The Arab Spring Comes to Syria Obaida Fares 13. Yemen's Arab Spring Elham Manea 13. Pro-Regime and Oppositional Media Obaida Fares  14. A Perpetual Process of 'Uncovering' Layla Saleh  15. Pro-Regime vs. Oppositional Media Obaida Fares  Part 3: Egypt in the Arab Spring: Islam, the State and the Military 16. The Egyptian Revolution Shafeeq Ghabra 17. Making the Crisis Visible Irene Weipert-Fenner 18. The "Anguish" of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt Khalil al-Anani 19. Contemporary Islamist Discourses on the State in Egypt Mohammed Moussa  20. Failure of a Revolution Khaled Abou El-Fadl  Part 4: Womens' Voices in the Arab Spring  21. Syria's 'Arab Spring' Tamara Al-Om  22. Tunisia's Women: Partners in Revolution Andrea Khalil  Part 5: Arab Spring: Breakdown of the Old Social Compact  23. Breakdown of the Authoritarian 'Social Contract' and Emergence of New Social Actors Lahcen Achy  24. The Tunisian Revolution Hèla Yousfi  25. Revolutionary Contagion Gianluca Solera  Part 6: Uprisings: Agency and Technology of Protest 26. A Public Sphere Revolution? Armando Salvatore  27. The Revolution Never Ends Mark Levine  28. Al-Jazeera & Televised Revolution Ezzeddine Abdelmoula  29. Graffiti Arts and the Arab Spring Charlotte Schriwer  30. Poetry and the Arab Spring Atef Alshaer  31. The Arab Spring Akeel Abbas  32. The Arab Spring Maria Blanco Palencia  Part 7: The Arab Spring: the Wider Middle East  33. Evolution Not Revolution? Michael J. Willis  34. Algeria Youcef Bouandel 35. The Arab Spring & Democratization Hamid J A Alkifaey  36. Protest and Reform James Worrall  37. Palestine and the Wind of the Arab Revolution Tahani Mustafa  38. Turkey and the Arab Uprisings Derya Göçer Akder &Marc Herzog  39. Turkey Cengiz Gunay 40. Iran and the Arab Spring Shabnam Holliday  41. The Israel Tent Protests Alan Craig  Part 8: The Arab Spring in a Global Context  42. Revolutions in North Africa Shamil Jeppie  43. The EU and Democracy Promotion Tobias Schumacher  44. The Nordic Countries and the Arab Spring Timo Behr  45. From Spain to Egypt Ivan Molina Allende & Sabine Hattinger  46. The Arab Spring and EU Democracy Promotion in Tunisia Rawtha Benothman  47. The Arab Spring through Russian 'Eyes' Karina Fayzullina  48. North America's Response to the Tunisian and Egyptian Uprisings Dalal Daoud  48. The Arab Spring Anwar Alam 


    Larbi Sadiki is Associate Professor in Arab Democratisation (International Affairs & Political Science),Qatar University.