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Popular politics in the making of the modern Middle East.

Chalcraft, John (2016) Popular politics in the making of the modern Middle East. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780511843952

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Abstract

The waves of protest ignited by the self-immolation of Muhammad Bouazizi in Tunisia in late 2010 highlighted for an international audience the importance of contentious politics in the Middle East and North Africa. John Chalcraft's ground-breaking account of popular protest emphasizes the revolutionary modern history of the entire region. Challenging top-down views of Middle Eastern politics, he looks at how commoners, subjects and citizens have long mobilised in defiance of authorities. Chalcraft takes examples from a wide variety of protest movements from Morocco to Iran. He forges a new narrative of change over time, creating a truly comparative framework rooted in the dynamics of hegemonic contestation. Beginning with movements under the Ottomans, which challenged corruption and oppression under the banners of religion, justice, rights and custom, this book goes on to discuss the impact of constitutional movements, armed struggles, nationalism and independence, revolution and Islamism. A work of unprecedented range and depth, this volume will be welcomed by undergraduates and graduates studying protest in the region and beyond.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author
Divisions: Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > Government
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2017 11:02
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 01:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/84367

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