Upheavals in the Middle East: The Theory and Practice of a Revolution offers theoretical discussion of revolutionary events and applies the resulting framework to a number of case studies from the Middle East. It deals with seventeen case studies from a range of Muslim and Arab states and provides a theoretical framework to study other situations all over the world, including cases from the recent Arab Spring.
Ronen A. Cohen is assistant professor in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies and Political Science, and senior researcher at the Middle East Research Center at Ariel University. Cohen has published several books, including: The Rise and Fall of the Mojahedin Khalq, 1987-1997: Their Survival after the Islamic Revolution and Resistance to the Islamic Republic of Iran and The Hojjatiyeh Society in Iran: Ideology and Practice from the 1950s to the Present.
Part One: Theoretical Approaches Chapter I: Historical Background - Revolutions in Theories Chapter II: Essential Components to Revolutionary Evolution and Development -Theoretical Approach Chapter III: Revolution and Its Intellectuals - The Formation of New and Dynamic Politics Chapter IV: Fundamentalism and the Emergence of the Traditional Forces Part Two: Case Studies Analysis-The Middle East States, Opposition Groups, Underground and Political Movements Part Two: Introduction Chapter V: Algeria - National Liberation Front - FLN Chapter VI: Egypt Chapter VII: Iran Chapter VIII: Iraq Chapter IX: Sudan - The Mahdiyyah Chapter X: Syria Chapter XI: Turkey Part Three: Case Studies Analysis-Anti-State Paradigm in Terror Organizations' Agenda / Sub-State Fundamental Organizations Chapter XII: Al-Qaeda Chapter XIII: Black September Organization Chapter XIV: Hamas Chapter XV: Taliban Chapter XVI: Conclusions Chapter XVII: Epilogue - The Arab Spring