Arab Spring

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    Book Review: Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change by Adam Branch and Zachariah Mampilly

Book Review: Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change by Adam Branch and Zachariah Mampilly

Jonathan Silver praises the book Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change by Adam Branch and Zachariah Mampilly for providing fresh insight on the histories and geographies of protests on the African continent.

Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change is a new title from the African Arguments series by Zed Books. In this engaging and accessible book Adam Branch […]

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    Post-Arab Spring: Sustainable development via a nexus approach

Post-Arab Spring: Sustainable development via a nexus approach

In September 2015, Arab countries will need to commit to contributing to the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Achieving them poses an even greater challenge since the Arab Spring has reversed the social and economic progress that these countries had experienced at the beginning of the 21st century. An original nexus approach should be developed, focusing on the priorities […]

September 14th, 2015|Development|0 Comments|
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    Book Review: Spreading Protest: Social Movements in Times of Crisis edited by Donatella della Porta and Alice Mattoni

Book Review: Spreading Protest: Social Movements in Times of Crisis edited by Donatella della Porta and Alice Mattoni

Which elements do the Arab Spring, the Indignados and Occupy Wall Street have in common? How do they differ? This edited collection is a must read for those concerned with the nature of protest and the dissemination of dissent, both in modern and more general theoretical context, finds Calum White. The volume is an effective example of why transnational approaches can […]

Book Review: Dissent and Revolution in a Digital Age: Social Media, Blogging and Activism in Egypt by David Faris

Dissent and Revolution in a Digital Age is essential reading for those interested in online activism, inasmuch as it provides a case study for Egypt as well as potentially for the rest of the world, writes Samaya Borom. This book tracks the rocky path taken by Egyptian bloggers operating in Mubarak s authoritarian regime to illustrate how the state monopoly on […]

August 14th, 2014|Conflict, Media|1 Comment|

Book Review: Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya by Horace Campbell

Horace Campbell investigates the political and economic crises of the early twenty-first century through the prism of NATO’s intervention in Libya. He traces the origins of the conflict, situates it in the broader context of the Arab Spring uprisings, and explains the expanded role of a post-Cold War NATO. This military organization is the instrument through which the capitalist class […]

Book Review: A New Generation Draws the Line: Humanitarian Intervention and the “Responsibility to Protect” Today by Noam Chomsky

How do we understand the ethics of humanitarian intervention in today’s world? After Western intervention in the conflict associated with the Arab Spring, this new edition of Noam Chomsky‘s A New Generation Draws the Line aims to provide timely answers. Imani Perry finds it to be a wonderfully useful book for many reasons, but most importantly because it pushes the reader to ask questions […]

Book Review: After the Arab Spring: How Islamists Hijacked the Middle East Revolts by John R. Bradley

Violence and political instability remain across Tunisia, Egypt, and the Arab region as old regimes continue to be challenged by protesters seeking justice and fresh elections. In After the Arab Spring, John R. Bradley argues that what we think we know about the uprisings is wrong – political change has destroyed a stable order and that the new “moderate” parties are […]

Filmmakers in North Africa have been preoccupied by radical Islam

As part of our series examining the origins of Africa’s War of Terror, Jamal Bahmad analyses the social origins of Islamic militancy and terrorism in North and West Africa through its depiction in film. Several North African filmmakers have explored the profound transformation of their societies under globalisation through the medium of celluloid. Since the 1980s, cinema has dwelt on […]

November 12th, 2013|Conflict|1 Comment|

The Arab spring is being stifled by the force of arms

LSE’s Nabila Ramdani says that there is no clear condemnation from the international community of political change delivered at gunpoint. This article originally appeared in the Guardian. The grotesque murders of ordinary Egyptians by their own military says everything about the non-progress of the Arab spring. Just a year since democratic elections were meant to herald an era of freedom […]

July 30th, 2013|Conflict|0 Comments|

Sexual violence in Egypt: ‘The target is a woman’

LSE’s Nabila Ramdani writes in the Guardian that political turmoil in Cairo has given rise to ‘an epidemic of sexual violence’ – over 100 women have been attacked this month. Randa, a 22-year-old from Cairo, has been dressing as a teenage boy throughout most of her country’s so-far disastrous two-year “transition” to democracy. The medical student thinks it is the […]

July 9th, 2013|Conflict, Gender|1 Comment|

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