Type
Book
Title
Revisiting the Arab Uprisings : The Politics of a Revolutionary Moment
In
Comparative Politics and International Studies
Editor
London : Hurst Publishers
Collection
Comparative Politics and International Studies
Pages
288 p.
ISBN
9781849048873
Keywords
Middle East, Arab Spring, Arab politics
Abstract
EN
Since 2013, the Middle East has experienced a double trend of chaos and civil war, on the one hand, and the return of authoritarianism, on the other. That convergence has eclipsed the political transitions that occurred in the countries whose regimes were toppled in 2011, as if they were merely footnotes to a narrative that naturally led from an ‘Arab Spring’ to an ‘Arab Winter’. This volume aims at rehabilitating those transitions, by considering them as expressions of a ‘revolutionary moment’ whose outcome was never pre-determined, but depended on the choices of a large range of actors. It brings together leading scholars of Arab politics to adopt a comparative approach to a few crucial aspects of those transitions: constitutional debates, the question of transitional justice, the evolution of civil-military relations, and the role of specific actors, both domestic and international. (Publisher's abstract)

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