The Battle for the Arab Spring: Revolution, Counter-Revolution and the Making of a New Era

by Lin Noueihed, Alex Warren

Yale University Press | May 29, 2012 | Hardcover

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Sparked by the protest of a single vegetable seller in Tunisia, the flame of revolutionary passion swept across the Arab world in what has come to be called the Arab Spring of 2011. Millions took to the streets in revolt: the governments of Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya fell, other regimes remain embattled, and no corner of the region has escaped unchanged. In this informed and accessible book, Lin Noueihed and Alex Warren explain the economic and political roots of the Arab Spring, assess what has been accomplished so far, and consider the many stumbling blocks that confront the Arab nations as they try to shape their futures.

Through research, interviews, and a wealth of firsthand experience, the authors explain the unique set of obstacles that endanger stability in each country. They analyze the challenges many Arab nations face in building democratic institutions, finding consensus on political Islam, overcoming tribal divides, and satisfying an insatiable demand for jobs. In an era of change and uncertainty, this insightful guide provides the first clear glimpse of the post-revolutionary future the Arab Spring set in motion.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 368 pages

Published: May 29, 2012

Publisher: Yale University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0300180861

ISBN - 13: 9780300180862

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The Battle for the Arab Spring: Revolution, Counter-Revolution and the Making of a New Era

The Battle for the Arab Spring: Revolution, Counter-Revolution and the Making of a New Era

by Lin Noueihed, Alex Warren

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 368 pages

Published: May 29, 2012

Publisher: Yale University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0300180861

ISBN - 13: 9780300180862

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Sparked by the protest of a single vegetable seller in Tunisia, the flame of revolutionary passion swept across the Arab world in what has come to be called the Arab Spring of 2011. Millions took to the streets in revolt: the governments of Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya fell, other regimes remain embattled, and no corner of the region has escaped unchanged. In this informed and accessible book, Lin Noueihed and Alex Warren explain the economic and political roots of the Arab Spring, assess what has been accomplished so far, and consider the many stumbling blocks that confront the Arab nations as they try to shape their futures.

Through research, interviews, and a wealth of firsthand experience, the authors explain the unique set of obstacles that endanger stability in each country. They analyze the challenges many Arab nations face in building democratic institutions, finding consensus on political Islam, overcoming tribal divides, and satisfying an insatiable demand for jobs. In an era of change and uncertainty, this insightful guide provides the first clear glimpse of the post-revolutionary future the Arab Spring set in motion.

About the Author

Lin Noueihed is a Reuters editor based in London. She has reported from the Middle East for twelve years, covering politics, economics, and conflict. Alex Warren is a director of Frontier, a Middle East and North Africa consultancy.

Editorial Reviews

The Battle for the Arab Spring by Lin Noueihed and Alex Warren is a highly worthwhile read for a clear analysis of the discontent that
fed the popular uprisings and what the aftermath might bring to the Arab world. —Rebecca Aguilar, M.Ed.