A Century of Arab Politics

Author: Bruce Maddy-Weitzman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442236930
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the “Great Arab Revolt” against Ottoman rule in World War I to the upheavals of the Arab Spring, this text analyzes a century of modern Arab history through the lens of three intertwined notions: the idea of a single Arab nation, the reality of multiple Arab states, and the competition between them over both concrete and symbolic interests. These concepts are presented against the background of Great Power involvement in the region, regional issues such as the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Iran-Iraq war, and the rise of political Islam.

Das Jahr der gef hrlichen Tr ume

Author: Slavoj Žižek
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104025657
Format: PDF, Docs
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Über den Arabischen Frühling, Occupy Wall Street – und den Massenmord von Breivik 2011 – das Jahr des Arabischen Frühlings, der Occupy Wall Street-Bewegung, der Revolte in den Vorstädten Londons. 2011 – das Jahr von Breiviks ideologischer Wahnsinnstat, des aufkommenden Antisemitismus in Ungarn, des zunehmenden Rassismus. Gefährliche Träume in zweierlei Richtung stehen dahinter: emanzipatorische und destruktive. Was bedeuten diese Ereignisse im Kontext des globalen Kapitalismus? Mit Dialektik, analytischer Schärfe und gewohnt pointensicher legt Slavoj Žižek die Widersprüche der gegenwärtigen politischen Lage frei und fragt, wie wir das System bekämpfen können, ohne zu seinem Funktionieren beizutragen. »Theorie muss auch immer sexy sein, sie muss unterhalten, provozieren, bruchstückhaft und leicht zitierbar sein, physisch spürbar wie Rockmusik. All das liefert Žižek.« Der Spiegel

Revolution 2 0

Author: Wael Ghonim
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843701830
Format: PDF
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Mit verbundenen Augen saß Wael Ghonim, Marketingchef von Google, 12 Tage im Gefängnis der ägyptischen Staatspolizei. Kaum war er wieder frei, wurden ihm vor laufender Kamera Bilder von getöteten Demonstranten gezeigt. Er brach in Tränen aus. Der Widerstand hatte ein neues Gesicht. Zum ersten Mal erzählt Ghonim von seinem Kampf gegen die ägyptische Regierung nach der Ermordung des Bloggers Khaled Said. Während der Protestbewegung gegen Präsident Mubarak gründete er die Facebook-Gruppe »We are all Khaled Said«, wo er zu Demonstrationen gegen das Regime aufrief. Zwei Wochen später trat Mubarak zurück. Wael Ghonim erklärt, warum eine Revolution in Ägypten unausweichlich war und was man daraus lernen kann: Er liefert die Blaupause dafür, wie wir Dinge verändern können – bis zur Revolution 2.0.

Sozialreform oder Revolution

Author: Rosa Luxemburg
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3947618700
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Vorwort der Herausgeber Indem wir mehrfachen Nachfragen nach der bereits längst vergriffenen Schrift Sozialreform oder Revolution? Rechnung tragen, geben wir sie in zweiter Auflage heraus. Wir glauben damit namentlich dem neuerdings in den Parteikreisen merklich erwachten erfreulichen Interesse für theoretische Fragen entgegenzukommen, da die vorliegende Schrift eine Reihe prinzipieller und wissenschaftlicher Probleme von dauernder Bedeutung in leicht faßlicher und knapper Form behandelt. Mit Zustimmung der Verfasserin, die an der Schrift mehrere zeitgemäße kleinere Korrekturen vorgenommen hat, fügen wir der Streitschrift gegen Bernstein auch noch einige Aufsätze aus derselben Feder hinzu, die verwandte Fragen behandeln und sich deshalb u. E. zusammen zu einem Ganzen verbinden lassen. So findet der Leser in der vorliegenden Broschüre, von verschiedenen Seiten beleuchtet, das Lohngesetz, die Krise, die Frage der Gewerkschaften, Genossenschaften, der Sozialreform u. a.

Revolts and the Military in the Arab Spring

Author: Sean Burns
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1786723190
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Arab Spring, which swept across the Middle East between 2010 and 2012, demonstrated the extent to which military structure and decision-making determine whether peaceful uprisings lead to democratisation, renewed authoritarianism, collapse or civil war. Through detailed exploration of events in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Syria and Yemen, Sean Burns here breaks down the concept of professionalism within the armed forces into its component parts and demonstrates how variation in military structures determines their behaviour. In so doing, and by emphasising historical context and drawing on a wide range of political science theory, Burns sheds fresh light onto the ways in which military structure affects the potential for democratic transition or the course of civil war. With this book he presented a wide-ranging study of the Middle East which provides key tools to understanding the opportunities for democratisation, both during the Arab Spring and beyond, and which is therefore essential reading for anyone working on the Middle East, popular uprisings and the politics of repression.

The Failure of the Arab Spring

Author: Khalifa A. Alfadhel
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443816450
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A concise guide on how and why the Arab Spring failed, this book presents a detailed narrative of events in the Arab World, from the moment Mohammed Bouazizi lit himself – and the region – on fire. It presents an original investigation into why the Arab Spring cannot be seen as a wave of democratization, due to the contribution of intolerant Islamist actors in its failure, through their application of a distinctive conception of “the good” inconsistent with liberal democracy.

Political Islam and the Arab Uprising

Author: Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui
Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited
ISBN: 9386042207
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Traces the changing trajectory of Arab politics through the Arab uprising Delving into the history of political Islam in the colonial period, this book shows how the idea of modernity, intense interaction, contestation and engagement between Islamist forces and the emerging democratic voices in the region have contributed to the recent Arab uprising. While investigating the role of religion in shaping the unfolding political situation in the Arab world it also discusses the future of political Islam. This is an ethnographic study encompassing the contestation between political Islam and the secular polity of the past and present, as well as the reconciliation between post-Arab spring politics and new Islamist forces in the region.

Civil Resistance in the Arab Spring

Author: Adam Roberts
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191088331
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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, anarchy in Libya and Yemen, 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. They indicate how and why Tunisia remained, precariously, the country that experienced the most political change for the lowest cost in bloodshed. This book provides a vivid illustrated account and rigorous scholarly analysis of the course and fate, the strengths and the weaknesses, of the Arab Spring. The authors draw clear and challenging conclusions from these tumultuous events. Above all, they show how civil resistance aiming at regime change is not enough: building the institutions and the trust necessary for reforms to be implemented and democracy to develop is a more difficult but equally crucial task.

The Battle for the Arab Spring

Author: Lin Noueihed
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300180862
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Drawn from research, interviews and a wealth of firsthand experience, this analysis of the Arab Spring, a revolution that spread across the Arab world in 2011, provides the first clear glimpse of the post-revolutionary future and the challenges many Arab nations face in building democratic institutions.