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Introduction : people power and the Arab revolutions : towards a new conceptual framework of democracy in the Middle East

Isakhan, Benjamin, Mansouri, Fethi and Akbarzadeh, Shahram 2012, Introduction : people power and the Arab revolutions : towards a new conceptual framework of democracy in the Middle East. In Isakhan, Benjamin, Mansouri, Fethi and Akbarzadeh, Shahram (ed), The Arab revolutions in context : civil society and democracy in a changing Middle East, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, Vic., pp.1-20.

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Title Introduction : people power and the Arab revolutions : towards a new conceptual framework of democracy in the Middle East
Author(s) Isakhan, BenjaminORCID iD for Isakhan, Benjamin orcid.org/0000-0002-5153-7110
Mansouri, FethiORCID iD for Mansouri, Fethi orcid.org/0000-0002-8914-0485
Akbarzadeh, ShahramORCID iD for Akbarzadeh, Shahram orcid.org/0000-0001-8829-9147
Title of book The Arab revolutions in context : civil society and democracy in a changing Middle East
Editor(s) Isakhan, BenjaminORCID iD for Isakhan, Benjamin orcid.org/0000-0002-5153-7110
Mansouri, FethiORCID iD for Mansouri, Fethi orcid.org/0000-0002-8914-0485
Akbarzadeh, Shahram
Publication date 2012
Series MUP Islamic studies series; no.12.
Total chapters 7
Start page 1
End page 20
Total pages 20
Publisher Melbourne University Press
Place of Publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) people power
Arab revolutions
democracy
Middle East
Summary This introductory chapter analyses the various debates and discussions that have been triggered by the Arab Revolutions. It seizes a unique opportunity to reflect on these seismic events, their causes and consequences, as well as on the core issues facing the region in the future. The central arguments and the key contributions of this chapter are twofold. Firstly, to situate the Arab Revolutions within their broader contextual background, arguing that a unique set of historical events as well as local, regional and global dynamics have converged to provide the catalyst that triggered the recent revolts. Secondly, this book will attempt to situate the events within a new conceptual framework. The argument here is that the Arab Revolutions pose a very specific challenge to conventional wisdom concerning democracy and democratisation in the Middle East.

ISBN 052286161X
9780522861617
Language eng
Field of Research 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
Socio Economic Objective 940106 Citizenship and National Identity
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2012, Taylor & Francis
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30046019

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