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Islam and Democracy after the Arab Spring

John L. Esposito, Tamara Sonn, and John O. Voll


In late 2010, the wave of civil resistance known as the Arab Spring stunned the world as dictatorships in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya were overthrown, while the regimes of Bahrain, Syria, and Yemen brutally suppressed their own revolutions. The Islamic political parties of Tunisia and Egypt gained particular attention for their success in the national elections following the overthrow of their regimes, and similar electoral success was seen in Morocco and predicted throughout the Arab world and beyond in the broader Middle East and in Southeast Asia. While the opposition movements of the Arab Sp ... More

Keywords: civil resistance, Arab Spring, dictatorships, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, democracy, Muslim world, religion, politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780195147988
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147988.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John L. Esposito, author
University Professor and Professor of Religion & International Affairs and of Islamic Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Tamara Sonn, author
Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor in the History of Islam at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

John O. Voll, author
Professor Emeritus of Islamic History at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

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