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Michael Hudson is director of the Middle East Institute, professor of Political Science at the National University of Singapore, and Professor Emeritus at Georgetown University, where he served as Director of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
Fahed Al-Sumait is department chair and assistant professor of communication at the Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait. He is a founding member of the Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies through the Middle East Studies Association.
Nele Lenze is Research Fellow at the Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore.
Lars Berger, Associate Professor in International Security, University of Leeds, UK. Researcher at the Moshe Dayan Centre for Middle Eastern and African Studies in Tel Aviv, and the King Faisal Centre for Islamic Research and Studies in Riyadh.
Mark Farha, Assistant Professor of Government at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Doha, Qatar.
Nouri Gana, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles.
James Gelvin, Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Raymond Hinnebusch, Professor of International Relations and Middle East Studies and Director of the Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St. Andrews.
Rami Khouri, Director of Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut.
Lilia Labidi, former Minister of Women’s Affairs in the Tunisian Government of National Unity. Visiting Research Professor at the Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore.
Anton Minkov, Defence Scientist / Strategic Analyst with the Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, part of Defence Research & Development, Government of Canada.
Ergun Özbudun, Professor of Political Science and Constitutional Law, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.
Larbi Sadiki, Tunisian writer and senior lecturer in the Politics Department at the University of Exeter, UK.
Peter Tikuisis, Senior Defence Scientist at Defence Research and Development, Government of Canada
Silvana Toska, visiting scholar at Harvard University.
Foreword: The Long View of the Arab Uprisings
Chapter 1: Introduction: Broadening Conversations on the Arab Uprisings
Fahed Al-Sumait, Nele Lenze, and Michael Hudson
PART I: CATALYSTS
Chapter 2: Transition to What? Reflections on the Arab Uprisings
Chapter 3: The Arab Revolts: Local, Regional, and Global Catalysts and Consequences
Chapter 4: The Political and Socio-Economic Origins of the Arab Uprisings: A Trinomial Probability Analysis
Peter Tikuisis and Anton Minkov
Chapter 5: Dissident Tunisia: Culture and Revolt
PART II: DYNAMICS
Chapter 6: Reassessing the Recent History of Political Islam in Light of the Arab Uprisings
James L. Gelvin
Chapter 7: Protest Mobilization in the Age of Twitter
Chapter 8: Free? Not So Fast! The Fourth Estate Flourishes and Falters With the Arab Uprisings
Chapter 9: The Arab Uprisings in Tunisia: Parity, Elections, and the Struggle for Women’s Rights
PART III: TRAJECTORIES
Chapter 10: The Arab Uprisings: Alignments and the Regional Power Balance
Chapter 11: Turkey's Ordeal of Democratic Consolidation: A Possible Model for the Arab Uprisings?
Chapter 12: Democratic Contagion versus Authoritarian Resilience: Jordan’s Prospects for Change
Chapter 13: Remaking the People: The Arab Uprisings and Democratization
The contributors to this excellent volume treat the tumultuous politics of the contemporary Arab world in exactly the way it should be treated: from multi-disciplinary perspectives and with a ‘long view’ that minimizes the dangers of instant analysis based on current events. Rejecting monocausal explanations, this theoretically-rich collection illustrates the value of adopting a variety of analytical approaches to catalysts, dynamics and political trajectories alike. It is strongly recommended to anyone wishing to gain greater insight into the region and where it might be headed.
— Rex Brynen, Department of Political Science, McGill University
The Arab uprisings have not generated a linear process of transition to democracy. Much strife and uncertainty remain, as the authors show. After reading this book, however, nobody will doubt that the changes taking place are profound and irreversible, and that the Arab world will never be the same.
— Marina Ottaway, the Woodrow Wilson Center
• Addresses the foundational issues of the 2011 uprisings in the Middle East through a multidisciplinary lens, juxtaposing theory, comparative studies and in-depth case studies
• Examines the catalyzing conditions and general contributing factors to the uprisings as well as their transformative impact on the region
• Features solid analysis of different aspects of the uprisings conducted by known Middle East specialists from the U.S., Canada, Europe, and the Middle East