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Dangers and demon(izer)s of democratization in Egypt: through an Indonesian glass, darkly

Sidel, John (2013) Dangers and demon(izer)s of democratization in Egypt: through an Indonesian glass, darkly. In: Gerges, Fawaz A., (ed.) The New Middle East: Protest and Revolution in the Arab World. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9781107028630 (In Press)

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The New Middle East is one of the first comprehensive books to critically examine the Arab popular uprisings of 2011–12. While these uprisings prompted a number of cursory publications, this volume contains meticulous and thoughtful reflections on the causes, drivers and effects of these seminal events on the internal, regional and international politics of the Middle East and North Africa. Although specific conditions in individual countries that have experienced large-scale popular mobilizations are investigated, they are neither treated in isolation nor separated from broader developments in the region. Instead, the authors highlight connections between individual case studies and systemic conditions throughout the Arab arena. These include the crisis of political authority, the failure of economic development and new genres of mobilization and activism, especially communication technology and youth movements. The careful analysis and reflection on the prospects for democratic change in the region ensures the book will have both an immediate and enduring appeal.

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Additional Information: © 2013 Cambridge University Press
Library of Congress subject classification: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D880 Developing Countries
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Departments > Government
Departments > International Relations
Research centres and groups > Asia Research Centre
Research centres and groups > Middle East Centre
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2012 08:13

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