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Arab Spring : Reflections on Political Changes in the Arab World and its Future
By Anwar Alam

First Published : 2014
ISBN : 9788177083958
Pages : 508
Binding : Hardbound
Size : 5 x 9
Price : US$ 87
ABOUT THE BOOK

The book, containing 19 scholarly papers grouped into five theme parts, broadly deals with social-political forces, ideas, discourses and events that have shaped the emergence of Arab Spring and attempts to delineate its broad meanings and contours. It examines the contentious issue of relationship between Islamism, nation-state and democracy in the context of Arab world and discusses the strengths, weaknesses, limitations and prospects of Arab Spring for democratic transformation of Arab societies. In addition, the book also analyzes the role of major international powers as well as regional implications of Arab Spring.


CONTENTS
     
  • Introduction: Making Sense of Arab Spring – by Anwar Alam
  • Arab Spring is in Great Distress – by M.K. Bhadrakumar

 

Part I: Arab Spring in Maghreb

1. Popular Uprising in North Africa: Radical Change, Gradual Adaptation and the Challenge to Authoritarianism

Azzedine Layachi

2. Three Versions of the Arab Spring in North Africa: Protest and Reform in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia

Larbi Sadiki and Youcef Bouandel

3. Arab Spring in Egypt: Causes and Implications

Ahmad Mohamed Ahmad Abdel Rahman

4. Turmoil in Libya: Internal Dynamics and External Linkages

A.K. Pasha

Part II: Arab Spring in Mashreq and Gulf

5. Arab Spring: Saudi Exceptionalism?

Gulshan Dietl

6. Syrian Uprising: March Towards Further Instability

Prasanta Kumar Pradhan

7. Bahrain Crisis and Iran-Saudi Arabia Contestation

M. Mahtab Alam Rizvi

Part III: Social Media and Arab Spring

8. Social Media and Arab Spring

Sashi Kumar

9. New Media and Arab Spring

Pallav Kumar

Part IV: Islam and Arab Spring

10. Turkish Faith-Based Civil Society’s Transformative Influence on Islamism as an Inspiration to the Middle East

Ihsan Yilmaz

11. Islamism and Democracy: Between Tactical and Pragmatic Imperatives and Doctrinal Inflexibility

Shajahan Madampat

12. Contesting Visions of the Nation-State: Past and Present in the Making of Egypt

Mohammed Moussa

13. Political Theology of Morsi’s State (2012-2013) in Egypt

M.H. Ilias

14. Arab Spring and the Changing Dynamics of Political Islam in Egypt

Fazzur Rahman

Part V: Arab Spring: Global Responses and Regional Implications

15. American Response to the Arab Spring: Foreign Policy in Quandary

Chintamani Mahapatra and Obja Borah Hazarika

16. China and the Arab Spring: Perception and Policy Responses

Srikanth Kondapalli

17. Persian Gulf and the Arab Spring: Implications for India

Monish Tourangbam

18. The Israeli Dilemma: Winds of Change or More of the Same?

Mushtaq Hussain

19. Reading of the Arab Spring: Implications for Palestine

Abdulkhalek Al-Zamli

Index


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
     

Anwar Alam is presently Professor, Department of International Relations, Zirve University, Gaziantep, Turkey. He has served as Professor and Director, Centre for West Asian Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He also served as a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), and Assistant and Associate Professor at the Centre for West Asian and African Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He was awarded the ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship (1991), International Visitor Programme (Islamic) Scholarship, USA, (2002), Indo-French Social Scientist Exchange Programme Fellowship (2003, 2010) and Alexandor Von Humboldt Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2004-06).

He was visiting fellow at Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (MSH), Paris, France, (March-April, 2005), Centre for Citizenship and Ethnicity, Department of Sociology, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, (May-June, 2005) and International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM), Leiden, Netherlands, (July-August, 2005). He was a visiting professor at Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey (2010-2011).

He has authored/edited 5 books: Religion and State: A Comparative Study of Contemporary Egypt, Iran and Saudi Arabia (1998); India and West Asia in the Era of Globalisation (2008); Iran and Post-9/11 World Order (2009); Contemporary West Asia (2010) and India, Global Powers and West Asia (2011). Besides, he has contributed several articles in national and international referred journals and chapters in edited books. His areas of research interest include international politics, political theory, religion and politics, political Islam, globalization and Muslim society.


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