Voices of the New Arab Public: Iraq, al-Jazeera, and Middle East Politics Today by Marc Lynch

Voices of the New Arab Public: Iraq, al-Jazeera, and Middle East Politics Today

byMarc Lynch

Kobo ebook | June 1, 2010

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Marc Lynch draws on interviews conducted in the Middle East and analyses of Arab satellite television programs, op-ed pages, and public opinion polls to examine the nature, evolution, and influence of the new Arab public sphere. According to Lynch, the days of monolithic Arab opinion are over, and the way in which Arab governments and the United States engage this newly confident and influential public sphere will profoundly shape the future of the Arab world. Lynch pays close attention to the revolution of the formation and expression of public opinion, presenting detailed discussions of Arab arguments about sanctions and the 2003 American and British invasion and occupation of Iraq. He also suggests how the United States can develop and improve its involvement with the Arab public sphere by entering it as it is instead of treating it as an enemy to be defeated or an object to be manipulated.

Marc Lynch is associate professor of political science at George Washington University and the Elliott School of International Affairs. He is the author of State Interests and Public Spheres: The International Politics of Jordan's Identity, and his articles on the Arab media and Iraq have appeared in the The Wilson Quarterly, Forei...
Title:Voices of the New Arab Public: Iraq, al-Jazeera, and Middle East Politics TodayFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 1, 2010Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231508816

ISBN - 13:9780231508810

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Table of Contents

1. Iraq and the New Arab Public
2. The Structural Transformation of the Arab Public Sphere
3. The Iraqi Challenge and the Old Iraqi Public
4. The al-Jazeera Era
5. Baghdad Falls
6. New Iraq, New Arab Public

Editorial Reviews

An empirically rich and challenging statement about the political effects of the "new media."