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The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising

Social science


by
Gilbert Achcar (Author) and G.M. Goshgarian (Translator)

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Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

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Protection: DRM

Language: English


?The people want …’: the first part of the slogan chanted by millions of Arab protestors since 2011 revealed a longrepressed craving for democracy. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare by the protesters’ demands. Although Islamist parties did not initiate the protest movement, they have benefitted the most from the power vacuum that followed the ousting of the rulers in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen. Gilbert Achcar sheds light on the social, economic, historical and political background to the on-going Arab Uprising and assesses its future prospects. With incisive and invaluable insight, Achcar investigates why the liberals and the Left failed to capitalise on the initial momentum and assesses whether the Islamist parties will be able to steer their countries out of their present crisis.

?The people want …’: the first part of the slogan chanted by millions of Arab protestors since 2011 revealed a longrepressed craving for democracy. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare by the protesters’ demands. Although Islamist parties did not initiate the protest movement, they have benefitted the most from the power vacuum that followed the ousting of the rulers in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen. Gilbert Achcar sheds light on the… (more)

?The people want …’: the first part of the slogan chanted by millions of Arab protestors since 2011 revealed a longrepressed craving for democracy. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare by the protesters’ demands. Although Islamist parties did not initiate the protest movement, they have benefitted the most from the power vacuum that followed the ousting of the rulers in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen. Gilbert Achcar sheds light on the social, economic, historical and political background to the on-going Arab Uprising and assesses its future prospects. With incisive and invaluable insight, Achcar investigates why the liberals and the Left failed to capitalise on the initial momentum and assesses whether the Islamist parties will be able to steer their countries out of their present crisis.

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