Title Arab Politics Beyond the Uprisings
Subtitle Experiments in an Era of Resurgent Authoritarianism
Author Thanassis Cambanis, Michael Wahid Hanna
ISBN 9780870785474
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 560
Book size 159 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2017
Original publisher Brookings Institution Press
Published in India by Brookings Institution Press
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Political experimentation and invention survive in unlikely places years after resurgent authoritarianism interrupted the Arab revolts. Despite violent conflict and state repression, attempts to build new institutions and ideologies continue outside the confines of traditional opposition politics.

In this volume, established researchers, new scholars, and active participants explore political initiatives in other realms: media, artists’ collectives, rebel enclaves, neighborhood councils, fledgling citizen campaigns, and elsewhere.

With rich ethnographic detail, these studies pay special attention to regional dynamics, cross-border learning, and the intellectual history of ideas central to the uprisings. They reveal an unresolved struggle between resilient authoritarian structures and alternative centers of political power.

Contributors include Nathan J. Brown, Benjamin Helfand, Monica Marks, Michael Stephens, Khaled Mansour, Sima Ghaddar, Karim Ennarah, Ursula Lindsey, Jonathan Guyer, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Laura C. Dean, Marc Lynch, Samer Abboud, Yasser Munif, Aron Lund, Sam Heller, Cilja Harders, Dina Wahba, and Asya El-Meehy.


Contributions include:

• The Economics of War and Peace in Syria: Stratification and Factionalization in the Business Community (Samer Abboud)

• Reforming Justice: The Failure of Egypt’s Liberals (Nathan J. Brown and Benjamin Helfand)

• People Power and Its Limits: Lessons from Lebanon’s Anti-Sectarian Reform Movement
(Thanassis Cambanis)

• All Truth is Worth Publishing: Mada Masr and the Fight for Free Speech in Egypt (Laura C. Dean)

• Governance from Below: Comparing Local Experiments in Egypt and Syria after the Uprisings
(Asya El-Meehy)

• The Ultras Ahlawy: Football, Violence, and the Quest for Justice (Karim Medhat Ennarah)

• Second-Class Citizenship: Lebanese Women Fight to Pass Nationality to Children and Spouses
(Sima Ghaddar)

• Speech Bubbles: Comics and Political Cartoons in Sisi’s Egypt (Jonathan Guyer)

• Explaining Absence: The Failure of Egypt’s Liberals (Michael Wahid Hanna)

• New Neighborhood Power: Informal Popular Committees and Changing Local Governance in Egypt
(Cilja Harders and Dina Wahba)

• Keeping the Lights On in Rebel Idlib: Local Governance, Services, and the Competition for Legitimacy among Islamist Armed Groups (Sam Heller)

• Culture Is the Solution: As Political Reform Stalls, Moroccan Activists Engage Citizens through Art
(Ursula Lindsey)

• Mobilizing through Online Media: Why the Internet Still Matters for Change in the Middle East
(Marc Lynch)

• Into the Tunnels: The Rise and Fall of Syria’s Rebel Enclave in the Eastern Ghouta (Aron Lund)

• Egypt’s Human Rights Movement: Repression, Resistance, and Co-optation (Khaled Mansour)

• Tunisia’s Unwritten Story: The Complicated Lessons of a Peaceful Transition (Monica Marks)

• Participatory Democracy and Micropolitics in Manbij (Yasser Munif)

• The Politics of Egyptian Fine Art: Giving a Voice to the People (Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi)

• The Arab Cold War Redux: The Foreign Policy of the Gulf Cooperation Council States since 2011
(Michael Stephens)

About the Editors:

Thanassis Cambanis is a fellow at The Century Foundation in Beirut and columnist for The Boston Globe. His research focuses on Arab political and social movements, and U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Michael Wahid Hanna is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation in New York and an adjunct senior fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law. His research focuses on international security, international law, regional politics, and U.S. policy in the Middle East and South Asia.

Target Audience:

People interested in political science and middle east studies.


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