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The Battle for the Arab Spring By Lin Noueihed

The Battle for the Arab Spring
by Lin Noueihed

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On December 17, 2010, a Tunisian man set himself on fire after the police seized the vegetable cart by which he earned his living. This single act by an unknown figure sent a wave of revolt through the Arab world. The author explains how the events of the Arab Spring spread so widely and with such staggering speed.
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The Battle for the Arab Spring: Revolution, Counter-revolution and the Making of a New Era by Lin Noueihed

On December 17, 2010, a Tunisian man set himself on fire after the police seized the vegetable cart by which he earned his living. This single act by an unknown figure sent a wave of revolt through the Arab world. It led to the overthrow of governments in Tunisia and Egypt, civil war in Libya, prolonged unrest in Syria and Bahrain, and massive public protests across the region. In this deeply informed and accessible book, Lin Noueihed and Alex Warren draw on years of experience in the Middle East and North Africa to explain how the events of the Arab Spring spread so widely and with such staggering speed. What suddenly drove ordinary Arab people to rise up against their long-entrenched rulers? Noueihed and Warren contend that, although the exact causes were different in each country, an explosive mix was common to all: widening economic inequalities, pervasive corruption, lack of political freedom, and access to independent TV news, social media, and mobile phones. The authors explore these economic, political, and media developments, consider the impact of Western responses to the uprisings, and discuss the possibilities for a free, democratic Arab world in the future.

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The Battle for the Arab Spring by Lin Noueihed and Alex Warren is a highly worthwhile read for a clear analysis of the discontent thatfed the popular uprisings and what the aftermath might bring to the Arab world. Rebecca Aguilar, M.Ed.--Rebecca Aguilar"Book K Vetch" (04/12/2012)"

About Lin Noueihed


Lin Noueihed has spent 10 years as a Reuters correspondent in the Middle East, covering politics, economy and conflict. She holds dual Lebanese/British nationality and speaks fluent Arabic and English. Alex Warren is a director and co-founder of Frontier, a Middle East and North Africa consultancy. Since 2009 he has specialised mainly in Libya, and edits a weekly economic and business publication, The Week in Review: Libya.

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GOR006317393
The Battle for the Arab Spring: Revolution, Counter-revolution and the Making of a New Era by Lin Noueihed
Lin Noueihed
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Yale University Press
2012-04-03
304
0300180861
9780300180862
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