Beyond the Arab Spring

Beyond the Arab Spring : Authoritarianism and Democratization in the Arab World

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For years the authoritarian regimes of the Arab world displayed remarkable persistence. Then, beginning in December 2010, much of the region underwent rapid and remarkable political change. This volume explores the precursors, nature, and trajectory of the dynamics unleashed by the Arab Spring. The authors focus on the complex forces that have sustained authoritarianism in the region, as well as the roots of popular mobilisation and regime overthrow. They also examine the possibilities for democratic reform--and, where it has occurred, relapse. Their work offers a comprehensive assessment, at once sophisticated and accessible, of current developments and trends in the countries of the Arab Middle East and North more

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  • Paperback | 349 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 1588268780
  • 9781588268785
  • 1,401,605

About Mr. Rex Brynen

Rex Brynen is professor of political science at McGill University. His numerous publications on the Middle East include A Very Political Economy: Peacebuilding and Foreign Aid in the West Bank and Gaza and, as co-editor, the two-volume Political Liberalization and Democratization in the Arab World . Pete W. Moore is associate professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University. He is author of Doing Business in the Middle East: Politics and Economic Crisis in Jordan and Kuwait . Bassel F. Salloukh is associate professor of political science at the Lebanese American University in Beirut. He is co-author of Mapping the Political Landscape: An Introduction to Political Science and co-editor of Persistent Permeability: Regionalism, Localism, and Globalization in the Middle East . Marie-Joelle Zahar is associate professor of political science at the University of Montreal. She is co-editor of Intra-State Conflict, Government and Security: Dilemmas of Deterrence and more

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