Beyond the Arab Spring: Authoritarianism and Democratization in the Arab WorldRex Brynen, Pete W. Moore, Bassel F. Salloukh, and Marie-Joëlle Zahar
|ISBN: 978-1-58826-853-2 |
|ISBN: 978-1-58826-878-5 |
|2012/349 pages/LC: 2012021783 |
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 mobilization 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 Africa.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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 coeditor, 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 coauthor of Mapping the Political Landscape: An Introduction to Political Science and coeditor of Persistent Permeability: Regionalism, Localism, and Globalization in the Middle East. Marie-Joëlle Zahar is associate professor of political science at the University of Montreal. She is coeditor of Intra-State Conflict, Government and Security: Dilemmas of Deterrence and Assurance.
- New Horizons in Arab Politics.
- THE CONTEXT.
- North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia.
- The Mashreq: Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Syria.
- The Arabian Peninsula: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Yemen.
- THE ISSUES.
- Political Culture Revisited.
- Islamist Movements and Democratic Politics—J.A. Clark.
- Electoral Politics. The Politics of Monarchical Liberalization.
- Rentierism and Resource Politics.
- Economic Liberalization.
- The New Arab Media.
- The Impact of the Regional and International Environments.
- From Fear to Hope?