Arab Spring

Reflections on Political Changes in the Arab World and its Future

Edited by: Anwar Alam

This book, which contains 19 scholarly papers grouped into five thematic parts, broadly deals with social-political forces, ideas, discourses, and events that have shaped the emergence of the Arab Spring, while delineating its broad meanings and contours. It examines the contentious issue of the relationship between Islamism, the nation-state, and democracy in the context of Arab world, and it discusses the strengths, weaknesses, limitations, and prospects of Arab Spring for the democratic transformation of Arab societies. In addition, the book also analyzes the role of major international powers in, as well as regional implications of, the Arab Spring. *** "As demonstrated in this book, the Arab Spring succeeded in bringing about certain democratic changes in the Arab world, but not all that the Arab people wanted; nor was it similar in all Arab countries - in some, its successes were muted or followed by dissensions. Institutional transformations and stability are bound to eventually emerge, and this book helps in understanding what is happening and what may still be expected to happen." - Middle East Media and Book Reviews Online, Vol. 2, Issue 12, December 2014 [Subject: Middle East Studies, Politics, International Relations]

Publication Date: 7/31/2014
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788177083958