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Philosophy of Nonviolence: Revolution, Constitutionalism, and Justice beyond the Middle East

Chibli Mallat


In 2011, the Middle East saw more people peacefully protesting long-entrenched dictatorships across the region than at any time in history. The dictators of Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen were deposed in a matter of weeks by nonviolent marches. Imprecisely described as “the Arab Spring,” the revolution has been convulsing the whole region. It failed in some countries, and was not sustained in others after the dictator’s fall. Beyond this uneven course, this book examines how 2011 may have ushered in a fundamental break in the human journey, one animated by nonviolence, which the book argues is the ... More

Keywords: nonviolence, philosophy, revolution, constitutionalism, justice, anima, crime against humanity, pyramid of accountability, foreign intervention, Middle East

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199394203
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394203.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chibli Mallat, author
S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah