The Transition Towards Revolution and Reform: The Arab Spring Realised? by Sonia L. AlianakThe Transition Towards Revolution and Reform: The Arab Spring Realised? by Sonia L. Alianak

The Transition Towards Revolution and Reform: The Arab Spring Realised?

bySonia L. Alianak

Hardcover | July 30, 2014

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The Arab Spring created a transition toward democracy for the peoples of Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco and Jordan, who initially elected moderate Islamist parties to lead them out of economic deprivation and corruption. This study looks at the relative success of the move to democracy in these fourMiddle Eastern countries, comparing the secular leaders of Tunisia and Egypt and their desire for revolution with the monarchs of Morocco and Jordan and their priority of reform. In contrast with the monarchs, the secular leaders avoided resort to the palliative of religion to ensure the stabilityof their rule and were, as a result, unable to survive.
Sonia L. Alianak is Associate Professor at the University of Texas - Pan American. Alianak is author of the 2007 book Middle Eastern Leaders and Islam: A Precarious Equilibrium, several articles and national presentations on Middle Eastern Politics. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin (PhD), the American University...
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Title:The Transition Towards Revolution and Reform: The Arab Spring Realised?Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.29 × 6.3 × 0.79 inPublished:July 30, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748692711

ISBN - 13:9780748692712

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