Upheavals in the Middle East

Upheavals in the Middle East : The Theory and Practice of a Revolution

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Upheavals in the Middle East: The Theory and Practice of a Revolution offers theoretical discussion of revolutionary events and applies the resulting framework to a number of case studies from the Middle East. It deals with seventeen case studies from a range of Muslim and Arab states and provides a theoretical framework to study other situations all over the world, including cases from the recent Arab Spring.show more

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  • Hardback | 318 pages
  • 158 x 232 x 26mm | 619.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 19 Tables, unspecified
  • 073917665X
  • 9780739176658

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[This book includes a] high quality of...research that offers a new way to look at the Middle Eastern revolutions of the twentieth century and provides valuable insights to understand a region that remains problematic and fascinating like no others. ASMEA: Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa Prof. Cohen makes an excellent argument as to why revolutions throughout the Muslim world have failed. He provides detailed and fascinating insights into the forces behind these upheavals, which demonstrate how different these events are from similar events which take in the West. An excellent read. -- Harold Rhode, Advisor of Islamic Affairs, Office of the US Secretary of Defense (retired) This book will add to the scientific understanding of the hugely complicated process of political change in the Middle East and beyond. Such understanding is especially crucial as the 'Arab Spring'-launched with a promise to introduce democracy to the region-has produced fragile political systems at best and bloody struggles at worst. Cohen's scholarship is impeccable, his research careful, and the amount of sources he consults is impressive. There are numerous books on political change in the Middle East and/or Islam, but this is the only work that tries to provide a systematic way to understand the issue. -- Ofira Seliktar, Gratz Collegeshow more

About Dr. Ronen A. Cohen

Ronen A. Cohen is assistant professor in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies and Political Science, and senior researcher at the Middle East Research Center at Ariel University. Cohen has published several books, including: The Rise and Fall of the Mojahedin Khalq, 1987-1997: Their Survival after the Islamic Revolution and Resistance to the Islamic Republic of Iran and The Hojjatiyeh Society in Iran: Ideology and Practice from the 1950s to the Present.show more

Table of contents

Part One: Theoretical Approaches Chapter I: Historical Background - Revolutions in Theories Chapter II: Essential Components to Revolutionary Evolution and Development -Theoretical Approach Chapter III: Revolution and Its Intellectuals - The Formation of New and Dynamic Politics Chapter IV: Fundamentalism and the Emergence of the Traditional Forces Part Two: Case Studies Analysis-The Middle East States, Opposition Groups, Underground and Political Movements Part Two: Introduction Chapter V: Algeria - National Liberation Front - FLN Chapter VI: Egypt Chapter VII: Iran Chapter VIII: Iraq Chapter IX: Sudan - The Mahdiyyah Chapter X: Syria Chapter XI: Turkey Part Three: Case Studies Analysis-Anti-State Paradigm in Terror Organizations' Agenda / Sub-State Fundamental Organizations Chapter XII: Al-Qaeda Chapter XIII: Black September Organization Chapter XIV: Hamas Chapter XV: Taliban Chapter XVI: Conclusions Chapter XVII: Epilogue - The Arab Springshow more