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Popular Contention, Regime, and Transition: Arab Revolts in Comparative Global Perspective

Eitan Y. Alimi, Avraham Sela, and Mario Sznajder


This book puts the recent Arab revolts in comparative global perspective, as a means to a larger end: to flesh out similarities and to draw parallels between democratic and authoritarian-like regimes. It is based on the notion that while contention in authoritarian settings is different from that in liberal democratic ones, it is not different in kind. Consciously avoiding a teleological-like normative approach and while respecting and being mindful of each case’s particularities, contributors to this volume broaden the comparative perspective of the recent wave of Middle Eastern and North Afr ... More

Keywords: popular contention, regime type, transition, cycle of contention, comparative perspective, Arab, non-Arab, revolt, comparative historical analysis, MENA

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190203573
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190203573.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eitan Y. Alimi, editor
Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Avraham Sela, editor
Shirley Diamond Chair, Department of International Relations, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Mario Sznajder, editor
Professor and Leon Blum Chair on Political Science, Department of Political Science, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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