Interpreting the Arab Spring: Significance of the New Arab Awakening?
Singh, Priya & Chatterjee, Kingshuk (Eds.)
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Book ID : 41184
ISBN-10 : 93-81904-46-4 / 9381904464
ISBN-13 : 978-93-81904-46-6 / 9789381904466
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
vi, 352p., 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction: Impressions from the Arab Spring 2. The Arab Awakening 3. The Economics of the Arab Spring 4. The Arab Spring and the Crises of Political Development 5. The Arab Spring: A Human Rights’ Perspective 6. External Powers in the Arab Spring: The US-Saudi Tussle 7. Turkey and the Arab Spring: Domestic and Foreign Implications 8. Iran in the Shadow of the Arab Spring 9. The Lebanese Hizbullah and the Arab Uprising 10. Arab Spring and Changing Landscape of Politics of Dissent: A Case Study of Political Islam 11. Deciphering the Role of Political Islam in the Arab Street: Aspirations and Challenges 12. Is Political Islam Trans-Mutating? 13. Hamas Movement in Palestine: From Political and Geographical Division in 2007 to the Arab Spring in 2011 14. Revisiting the Israel-Palestine Conflict in the Light of the Arab Spring 15. Israeli Elite Positions Concerning the Arab Spring 16. The Arab Spring: Can It be of Help to the Palestinians?
The Arab Spring, widely perceived as a momentous event in West Asia, has evoked a persistent flow of interpretation and analysis by academic experts and policy-makers since the upheaval first broke out in December 2010 and the pace of events suggests the flow of analysis on this issue will continue. Like all great social upheavals, the Arab Spring was long-drawn-out in its realisation and born of many factors that are intertwined. It could have occurred any time during the course of the last two or three decades but each passing year brought to the forefront new developments that made it that much more imminent. Economic problems, social problems, political problems, juridical problems and diplomatic problems combined to contribute to an uncompromising sense of grievance across the Arab world that ultimately manifested itself in the Arab spring and winter of 2011. This volume comes out of a conference organised by the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, in collaboration with Institute of Foreign Policy Studies and Centre of Pakistan and West Asian Studies, in which an attempt was made to discuss these issues threadbare.