eBook The Reference Shelf: Arab Spring, 1st Edition

  • Paul McCaffrey
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  • ISBN-10: 0824212673
  • ISBN-13: 9780824212674
  • DDC: 909.097492
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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The spring of 2011 produced a wave of demonstrations and revolution in the Arab world. Beginning in December, 2010 revolutions swept through Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Syria and Yemen. Protests occurred on a large scale in Algeria, Jordan, Morocco and Oman. The civil resistance and social networks were typical of all these eruptions. This Reference Shelf discusses the history of these revolutions, America’s role in them, their causes, impact on the world at large and their implications for the future.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface: The Arab Revolution.
1: Whither the Arab Spring?.
2: Government in the Arab World: Monarchy, Pan-Arab Socialism, and Islamism.
3: The Long Revolt.
4: The Arab Autumn.
5: Neoconservatives and the Arab Spring.
6: World Citizen: Don't Call It the 'Arab Spring' Just yet.
7: The Dark Side of the Arab Spring.
8: Arab Spring Transforms North Africa's Media Landscape.
9: Arab Spring and the Mukhabarat Moment.
10: The Awakening of Revolution in Tunisia.
11: Why Tunisia?.
12: That Other Tunisia.
13: From People to Citizens in Tunisia.
14: What Future for Tunisia's Economy?.
15: Assessing Tunisia's Elections.
16: Egypt: Tahrir Square and After.
17: Egyptian Politics: Nasserism and the Muslim Brotherhood.
18: Egypt's Islamists: A Cautionary Tale.
19: Bloody Democracy.
20: Revolution Returns to Tahrir Square.
21: With Eye on Political Power, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Treads Carefully after Election Win.
22: Libya: Qaddafi's Downfall.
23: The Strange Odyssey of Muammar Qaddafi.
24: “Qaddafi Gave Us No Choice”*.
25: Libya: Where will the Chips Fall?.
26: My Walk through the Valley of Death.
27: Black and White in Libya.
28: False Ending.
29: Libyan 'Crossfire'.
30: Syria: Twilight of the Assad Regime?.
31: Deep Divisions: Syrian Society and Politics.
32: Syrian Stalemate?.
33: Syria’s Assad on the Ropes?.
34: Assad’s Hope of Survival.
35: Out of the Shadow of Fear.
36: Inside the City of Fear.
37: Elsewhere on the Arabian Peninsula: Bahrain and Yemen.
38: A Country Divided: Yemen’s Plight.
39: Chill Winds Follow Dawn of the Arab Spring.
40: Bahrain Commission Issues Brutal Critique of Arab Spring Crackdown.
41: Divided They Stand.
42: Yemeni President Hands over Power, but Little Changes.
43: Clampdown in Bahrain.
44: The Poltical Economy of Revolution.
45: The Economics of the Arab World.
46: The Economics of the Arab Spring.
47: Restructuring U.S. Foreign Assistance in the Wake of the Arab Spring.
48: Working-Class Revolutions?.
49: Punishing Doctors in Bahrain.
50: Yemenis Hopeless about Economy as Revolt Continues.
51: The Island at the Center of the World: The Silencing of Bahrain’s Crisis.
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