The Future of the Arab Spring, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124165745
  • ISBN-13: 9780124165748
  • DDC: 909.097492
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 124 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Civic entrepreneurship lies at the heart of the Arab Spring. From the iconic image of an occupied Tahrir Square to scenes of dancing protesters in Syria and politically conscious hip hop in Tunisia, people across the Middle East and North Africa continue to collaborate and experiment their way out of years of dictatorship and political stagnation.  The Future of the Arab Spring examines the spirit of civic entrepreneurship that brought once untouchable dictators to their knees and continues to shape the region's political, artistic, and technology sectors. Through interviews with some of the region's leading civic entrepreneurs, including political activists, artists, and technologists, Maryam Jamshidi broadens popular understandings of recent events in this misunderstood region of the world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: A Short History of the Arab World and the Arab Spring.
3: Revolution, Ideology, and Democracy.
4: Civic Entrepreneurship in Politics and Society.
5: Civic Entrepreneurship in Art and Culture.
6: Civic Entrepreneurship in Technology Startups.
7: Conclusion: Will Spring Be Eternal?.