This is a one-stop introduction to the multifaceted phenomenon of the 'Arab Spring', from the writers of Jadaliyya.
Covering the full range of issues involved in these historic events, from political economy and the role of social media, to international politics, gender, labour and the impact on culture, these firsthand accounts explore the inspirational uprisings in a way unavailable through mainstream Western and Arab media.
Covering all the major centres of disruption, including Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Libya and Bahrain, the writers also look further afield, to Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Palestine, and Iraq. The Dawn of the Arab Uprisings is the best place to start for anyone wanting to understand and interpret these dramatic events.
Bassam Haddad is Director of the Middle East Studies Program and teaches in the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University. He is the author of Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience (2012). Rosie Bsheer is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at Columbia University. Ziad Abu-Rish is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Ohio University.
Acknowledgments Foreword Jadaliyya: Archiving the Revolution Roger Owen Introduction Bassam Haddad, Rosie Bsheer, and Ziad Abu-Rish Section I - Opening Articles 1. Impromptu: A Word - Sinan Antoon 2. Preliminary Historical Observations on the Arab Revolutions of 2011 - Rashid Khalidi 3. Awakening, Cataclysm, or Just a Series of Events? Reflections on the Current Wave of Protest in the Arab World - Michael Hudson 4. Paradoxes of Arab Refo-lutions - Asef Bayat 5. The Year of the Citizen - Mouin Rabbani 6. Three Powerfully Wrong - and Wrongly Powerful - American Narratives about the Arab Spring - Jillian Schwedler, Joshua Stacher, and Stacey Philbrick Yadav Section II - Tunisia 7. The Tunisian Revolution: Initial Reflections - Mohammed Bamyeh 8. Tunisia's Glorious Revolution and its Implications - Noureddine Jebnoun 9. Let's Not Forget about Tunisia - Nouri Gana 10. The Battle for Tunisia - Nouri Gana Section III - Egypt 11. The Poetry of Revolt - Elliott Colla 12. Why Mubarak is Out - Paul Amar 13. Egypt's Revolution 2.0: The Facebook Factor - Linda Herrera 14. Egypt's Three Revolutions: The Force of History Behind this Popular Uprising - Omnia El Shakry 15. The Architects of the Egyptian Uprising and the Challenges Ahead - Saba Mahmood 16. The Revolution Against Neoliberalism - Walter Armbrust 17. Egypt's Orderly Transition: International Aid and the Rush to Structural Adjustment - Adam Hanieh Section IV - Libya 18. The Arabs in Africa - Callie Maidhof 19. Tribes of Libya as the Third Front: Myths and Realities of Non-State Actors in the Long Battle for Misrata - Jamila Benkato 20. Solidarity and Intervention in Libya - Asli U Bali and Ziad Abu-Rish Section V - Bahrain 21. Let's Talk about Sect - Tahiyya Lulu 22. Distortions of Dialogue - Tahiyya Lulu 23. When Petro-Dictators Unite: The Bahraini Opposition's Struggle for Survival - Rosie Bsheer and Ziad Abu-Rish Section VI - Yemen 24. Yemen's Turn: An Overview - Lara Aryani 25. How it Started in Yemen: From Tahrir to Taghyir - Nir Rosen 26. Saleh Defiant - Ziad Abu-Rish Section VII - Syria 27. Why Syria is Not Next...So Far - Bassam Haddad 28. Fear of Arrest - Hani Sayed 29. Syrian Hope: A Journal - Amal Hanano Section VIII - Regional Reverberations of the Arab Uprisings 30. The Political Status Quo, Economic Development, and Protests in Jordan - Ziad Abu-Rish 31. Dissent and its Discontents: Protesting the Saudi State - Rosie Bsheer 32. The Never Ending Story: Protests and Constitutions in Morocco - Emanuela Dalmasso and Francesco Cavatorta 33. Emergencies and Economics: Algeria and the Politics of Memory - Muriam Haleh Davis 34. Iraq and its Tahrir Square - Zainab Saleh 35. Tahrir's Other Sky - Noura Erakat and Sherene Seikaly 36. What is [the] Left? - Maya Mikdashi Epilogue - Parting Thoughts - Madawi Al-Rasheed Notes Index