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The Resource From Arab Spring to Islamic winter, Raphael Israeli

From Arab Spring to Islamic winter, Raphael Israeli

Label
From Arab Spring to Islamic winter
Title
From Arab Spring to Islamic winter
Statement of responsibility
Raphael Israeli
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The world is watching with uncertainity as the "Arab Spring" unfolds. Optimistically named by international media sources, the term "Arab Spring" associates the unrest with ideas of renewal, revival, and democratic thought and deed. Many hoped the overthrow of authoritarian leaders signaled a promising new beginning for the Arab world. Raphael Israeli argues that instead of paving a path toward liberal democracy, the Arab Spring in fact launched a power struggle. Judging from the experiences of countries where the dust is settling{u2014}including Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and perhaps also Syria and Libya{u2014}it appears that Islamic governments will fill the vacuum in leadership. The hopes that swept the Islamic world with the Arab Spring have given way to a winter of lost hopes and aspirations, as it becomes increasingly clear that democratic outcomes are not on the horizon. What is worse is that the West seems to have abandoned its hopes for democracy and freedom in the region, instead making peace with the idea that Islamic governments must be accepted as the lesser of evil options. Presenting a clear-eyed picture of the situation, Israeli examines thematic problems that cut across all the Muslim states experiencing unrest. He groups the countries into various blocs according to their shared characteristics, then discusses these groups one by one. For each country, he considers whether the liberal-democratic option is viable and examines what kind of regime could be considered legitimate and stable. This volume offers valuable insights for political scientists, Middle Eastern specialists, and the general informed public eager to comprehend the import of these momentous events
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Israeli, Raphael
Dewey number
909/.097492708312
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1850.A91
LC item number
I85 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arab Spring, 2010-
  • World politics
  • Arab Spring, 2010-
  • World politics
  • Islamic countries
Label
From Arab Spring to Islamic winter, Raphael Israeli
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The transition from an Arab spring to an Islamic winter -- The structure of Arab society: tribes and artificial states -- The Ottoman heritage -- Authoritarian rule in the Islamic world -- The caliphate and the ideal of the Islamic state -- The globalization of information and the world media -- Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Pakistan, and the republican model -- Saudi Arabia, the gulf states, Morocco, Jordan, and the monarchial model -- Syria, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, and the tribal model -- Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, and the Shi'ite model -- Algeria, Mali, Sudan, Somalia, the Palestinians, and the revolutionary model -- Summary: The Islamic spring and Israel, and what lies ahead
Control code
853113124
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 317 pages
Isbn
9781412852593
Lccn
2013011223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)853113124
Label
From Arab Spring to Islamic winter, Raphael Israeli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The transition from an Arab spring to an Islamic winter -- The structure of Arab society: tribes and artificial states -- The Ottoman heritage -- Authoritarian rule in the Islamic world -- The caliphate and the ideal of the Islamic state -- The globalization of information and the world media -- Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Pakistan, and the republican model -- Saudi Arabia, the gulf states, Morocco, Jordan, and the monarchial model -- Syria, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, and the tribal model -- Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, and the Shi'ite model -- Algeria, Mali, Sudan, Somalia, the Palestinians, and the revolutionary model -- Summary: The Islamic spring and Israel, and what lies ahead
Control code
853113124
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 317 pages
Isbn
9781412852593
Lccn
2013011223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)853113124

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