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The Arab Uprisings

Daniel Philpott

in Religious Freedom in Islam: The Fate of a Universal Human Right in the Muslim World Today

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190908188
eISBN:
9780190908218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908188.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter looks at the Arab Uprisings that began in early 2011 and spread across the Arab world. It argues that just as the Arab Uprisings were by and large a failure for democratic aspirations, ... More


Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprisings

Frederic Wehrey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165129
eISBN:
9780231536103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165129.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Beginning with the 2003 invasion of Iraq and concluding with the aftermath of the 2011 Arab uprisings, this book investigates the roots of the Shi'a–Sunni divide now dominating the Persian Gulf's ... More


The State of Arab Media in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings

Suzi Mirgani

in Bullets and Bulletins: Media and Politics in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190491550
eISBN:
9780190638597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491550.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The book is divided into three sections. The chapters in part one, ‘Arab Media in Transition’ explore the broad changes that have occurred in the relationship between the growing Arab mediascape and ... More


On the Entangled Question of Media and Politics in the Middle East

Mohamed Zayani

in Bullets and Bulletins: Media and Politics in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190491550
eISBN:
9780190638597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491550.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The revolutions that swept through the Middle East and North Africa region since 2010 have been closely associated with a distinct media momentum, the full implications of which remain elusive. This ... More


The UN, the Economic and Social Commission for West Asia, and Development in the Arab World

Omar Dahi

in Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520286931
eISBN:
9780520961982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286931.003.0019
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the development of the United Nations in three different time periods in the postwar era in the Arab world. The first was from the 1950s to the 1970s, which witnessed the rise ... More


Conclusion: Balancing the Brotherhood

Lawrence Rubin

in Islam in the Balance: Ideational Threats in Arab Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804790796
eISBN:
9780804792103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790796.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This concluding chapter examines how the Gulf states of Saudi Arabia and UAE pursued ideational balancing strategies in response to the rise of an Islamist regime in Egypt. It also discusses Turkey's ... More


Comparative Area Studies and the Study of Middle East Politics after the Arab Uprisings

André Bank

in Comparative Area Studies: Methodological Rationales and Cross-Regional Applications

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190846374
eISBN:
9780190869595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190846374.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

The Arab uprisings of 2011 led to the fall of several heads of state, triggered wars in three countries, and threatened the survival of all eight monarchies in the Middle East. In the field of Middle ... More


Trashing Transitions: The Role of Arab Media After the Uprisings

Marc Lynch

in Revisiting the Arab Uprisings: The Politics of a Revolutionary Moment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190876081
eISBN:
9780190943097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876081.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Marc Lynch examines the paradoxes of Arab media—in which he includes TV channels, radios and newspapers, both national and transnational, as well as websites and social media outlets, all of which ... More


Salafism After the Arab Awakening: Contending with People's Power

Francesco Cavatorta and Fabio Merone (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190274993
eISBN:
9780190662998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274993.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The book analyzes in detail the ideological and organizational changes that occurred within the broader Salafi movement after the Arab uprisings. While scholarship had long recognized the divisions ... More


The Protective Shields: Civil Society Organizations and the UN in the Arab Region

Kinda Mohamadieh

in Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520286931
eISBN:
9780520961982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286931.003.0024
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the various roles undertaken by civil society organizations (CSOs), or nongovernmental organizations, in the Arab region and their implications for collaboration between CSOs ... More


Conclusion

Frederic M. Wehrey

in Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprisings

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165129
eISBN:
9780231536103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165129.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book has shown that sectarianism in the Persian Gulf—or, for that matter, the rest of the Middle East—arises from a combination of exclusionary policies at home and regional shocks from abroad, ... More


The International Labour Organization and Workers’ Rights in the Arab Region: The Need to Return to Basics

Walid Hamdan

in Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520286931
eISBN:
9780520961982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286931.003.0022
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the role of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in addressing workers' rights in the Arab region. Founded in 1919, ILO is the United Nations specialized agency that seeks ... More


Bullets and Bulletins: Media and Politics in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings

Mohamed Zayani and Suzi Mirgani (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190491550
eISBN:
9780190638597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491550.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Bullets and Bulletins takes a sobering and holistic look at the intersections between media and politics before, during, and in the wake of the Arab uprisings. It is a multi-disciplinary approach to ... More


Conclusion: Salafis and the Acceptance of the Political

Roel Meijer

in Salafism After the Arab Awakening: Contending with People's Power

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190274993
eISBN:
9780190662998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274993.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The chapter argues that the relationship with politics has become even more important with the increasing politicization of Salafism after the Arab Awakening. The chapter states from the beginning ... More


A Balancing Act Goes Awry: Sectarianism and Kuwait’s Mass Protests

Frederic M. Wehrey

in Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprisings

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165129
eISBN:
9780231536103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165129.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the role played by sectarianism in the mass protests that rocked Kuwait in late 2012. The Arab uprisings of 2011 had adverse consequences for the already volatile sectarian ... More


Introduction: On Digital Contention and Everyday Life

Mohamed Zayani

in Networked Publics and Digital Contention: The Politics of Everyday Life in Tunisia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190239763
eISBN:
9780190239800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239763.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

This introductory chapter offers a contextual analysis of the relationship between media and politics within the Middle East and North Africa region and reflects on the relevance of the Tunisian ... More


Introduction: Of History and Memory

Geneive Abdo

in The New Sectarianism: The Arab Uprisings and the Rebirth of the Shi'a-Sunni Divide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190233143
eISBN:
9780190233174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233143.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Arab uprisings began with seemingly secular cries of al sha’b yurid isqat al nizam, or “The people want to overthrow the system.” At first, it seemed a religious motivation in most countries was ... More


Revisiting the Arab Uprisings: The Politics of a Revolutionary Moment

Stéphane Lacroix and Jean-Pierre Filiu (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190876081
eISBN:
9780190943097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876081.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Since 2013, the Middle East has experienced a double trend of chaos and civil war, on the one hand, and the return of authoritarianism, on the other. That convergence has eclipsed the political ... More


The New Sectarianism: The Arab Uprisings and the Rebirth of the Shi'a-Sunni Divide

Geneive Abdo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190233143
eISBN:
9780190233174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233143.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Shi’a–Sunni conflict is one of the most significant outcomes arising from the Arab rebellions. Yet, there is little understanding of who is driving this tension and the underlying causes. By ... More


The Sunni Salafists

Geneive Abdo

in The New Sectarianism: The Arab Uprisings and the Rebirth of the Shi'a-Sunni Divide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190233143
eISBN:
9780190233174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233143.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Although the violent jihadists of the Islamic State and similar groups have made headline-grabbing territorial gains and carried out or inspired spectacular terrorist acts around the world, their ... More


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