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The Resource Civil resistance in the Arab Spring : triumphs and disasters, edited by Adam Roberts, Michael J. Willis, Rory McCarthy, Timothy Garton Ash

Civil resistance in the Arab Spring : triumphs and disasters, edited by Adam Roberts, Michael J. Willis, Rory McCarthy, Timothy Garton Ash

Label
Civil resistance in the Arab Spring : triumphs and disasters
Title
Civil resistance in the Arab Spring
Title remainder
triumphs and disasters
Statement of responsibility
edited by Adam Roberts, Michael J. Willis, Rory McCarthy, Timothy Garton Ash
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Civil resistance, especially in the form of massive peaceful demonstrations, was at the heart of the Arab Spring--the chain of events in the Middle East and North Africa that erupted in December 2010. It won some notable victories: popular movements helped to bring about the fall of authoritarian governments in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. Yet these apparent triumphs of non-violent action were followed by disasters--wars in Syria and Yemen, anarchy in Libya, reversion to authoritarian rule in Egypt, and counter-revolution backed by external intervention in Bahrain. Looming over these events was the enduring divide between the Sunni and Shi'a branches of Islam. Why did so much go wrong? Was the problem the methods, leadership, and aims of the popular movements, or the conditions of their societies? In this book, experts on these countries, and on the techniques of civil resistance, set the events in their historical, social, and political contexts. They describe how governments and outside powers--including the US and EU--responded, how Arab monarchies in Jordan and Morocco undertook to introduce reforms to avert revolution, and why the Arab Spring failed to spark a Palestinian one
Cataloging source
ERASA
Dewey number
909/.097492708312
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1850.A91
LC item number
C56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Civil resistance in the Arab Spring : triumphs and disasters, edited by Adam Roberts, Michael J. Willis, Rory McCarthy, Timothy Garton Ash
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 339 pages
Isbn
9780198749028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)913852718
Label
Civil resistance in the Arab Spring : triumphs and disasters, edited by Adam Roberts, Michael J. Willis, Rory McCarthy, Timothy Garton Ash
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 339 pages
Isbn
9780198749028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)913852718

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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