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Civil Resistance in the Arab Spring: Triumphs and Disasters

Adam Roberts, Michael J. Willis, Rory McCarthy, and Timothy Garton Ash


This book provides a vivid account and analysis of the role of non-violent resistance in the ‘Arab Spring’—the chain of events in the Middle East and North Africa that erupted in December 2010, leading to the fall of governments from Tunisia to Yemen. It covers not only the early months and years, when civil resistance predominated and was the hallmark of the Arab Spring, but also the prolonged crises that ensued in many countries—for example, the military intervention in Bahrain, the wars in Libya and Syria, and the reversion to authoritarian rule in Egypt. It explores why it was Tunisia, the ... More

Keywords: Middle East, North Africa, Arab Spring, civil resistance, non-violent resistance, people power, revolution, regime change, democracy, democratization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198749028
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749028.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Roberts, editor
Senior Research Fellow in International Relations, University of Oxford, and Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, University of Oxford

Michael J. Willis, editor
Fellow in Moroccan and Mediterranean Studies, St Antony's College, University of Oxford

Rory McCarthy, editor
DPhil candidate in Oriental Studies, St Antony's College, University of Oxford

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