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Beyond the Arab Spring: The Evolving Ruling Bargain in the Middle East

Mehran Kamrava


The 2011 Arab uprisings represented the collapse of old ruling bargains across the Arab world and the manifestation of demands for new premises of rule. The book is divided into two parts. The first part is designed to contextualize the Arab Spring, while the second focuses on individual case studies. Part 1 begins with a chapter that traces the rise and fall of ruling bargains in the Middle East and the growing primacy of only one of the elements of the ruling bargain, namely fear, as the main tool of governance across the Middle East and especially the Arab world, a process which began in th ... More

Keywords: Arab Spring, Green Movement, Tahrir Square, ruling bargain, Islamic Republic, Islamist groups, Egypt, Syria, Libya

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199384419
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384419.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mehran Kamrava, editor
Georgetown Univerity, Qatar