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Morbid symptoms : relapse in the Arab uprising, Gilbert Achcar

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Morbid symptoms : relapse in the Arab uprising
Title
Morbid symptoms
Title remainder
relapse in the Arab uprising
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Gilbert Achcar
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since the first wave of uprisings in 2011, the euphoria of the "Arab Spring" has given way to the gloom of backlash and a descent into mayhem and war. The revolution has been overwhelmed by clashes between rival counter-revolutionary forces: resilient old regimes on the one hand and Islamic fundamentalist contenders on the other.In this eagerly awaited book, foremost Middle East and international affairs specialist Gilbert Achcar analyzes the factors of the regional relapse. Focusing on Syria and Egypt, Achcar assesses the present stage of the uprising and the main obstacles, both regional and international, that prevent any resolution. In Syria, the regime's brutality has fostered the rise of jihadist forces, among which the so-called Islamic State emerged as the most ruthless and powerful. In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood's year in power was ultimately terminated by the contradictory conjunction of a second revolutionary wave and a bloody reactionary coup. Events in Syria and Egypt offer salient examples of a pattern of events happening across the Middle East.Morbid Symptoms offers a timely analysis of the ongoing Arab uprising that will engage experts and general readers alike. Drawing on a unique combination of scholarly and political knowledge of the Arab region, Achcar argues that, short of radical social change, the region will not reach stability any time soon.--
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Achcar, Gilbert
Dewey number
909.097492708312
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Arab Spring, 2010-
  • Protest movements
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Syria
  • Egypt
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Morbid symptoms : relapse in the Arab uprising, Gilbert Achcar
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Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : of revolutionary cycles and seasons -- "Democratic transition" and revolutionary process -- One revolution, two counter-revolutions -- Syria : the clash of barbarisms -- The abandonment of the Syrian people -- The making of the Syrian disaster -- The Assad regime's preferred enemy -- Turkey's and the Gulf monarchies' preferred friends -- The Syrian predicament -- Russian intervention and Western wavering -- Whither Syria? -- Egypt : the "23 July" of Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi -- How the Muslim Brotherhood's bid for power unfolded -- Neither lion nor fox -- Incensing the country -- Enter Tamarrod -- Nasserist illusions -- The military's second hijacking of the people's will -- The ruthless rise of Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi -- The tailoring of Sisi's presidential suit -- The farcical aspect of Egypt's tragedy -- Neoliberal constancy -- Megalomania and megaprojects -- The military's takeover of Egypt -- Whither Egypt? -- Conclusion : "Arab winter" and hope -- Libya and Yemen : two variations on the same tune -- The Tunisian "model" and its limits -- The Arab left and the strategic challenge
Control code
FIEb17849949
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 228 pages
Isbn
9780863561832
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)1088453654
Label
Morbid symptoms : relapse in the Arab uprising, Gilbert Achcar
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : of revolutionary cycles and seasons -- "Democratic transition" and revolutionary process -- One revolution, two counter-revolutions -- Syria : the clash of barbarisms -- The abandonment of the Syrian people -- The making of the Syrian disaster -- The Assad regime's preferred enemy -- Turkey's and the Gulf monarchies' preferred friends -- The Syrian predicament -- Russian intervention and Western wavering -- Whither Syria? -- Egypt : the "23 July" of Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi -- How the Muslim Brotherhood's bid for power unfolded -- Neither lion nor fox -- Incensing the country -- Enter Tamarrod -- Nasserist illusions -- The military's second hijacking of the people's will -- The ruthless rise of Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi -- The tailoring of Sisi's presidential suit -- The farcical aspect of Egypt's tragedy -- Neoliberal constancy -- Megalomania and megaprojects -- The military's takeover of Egypt -- Whither Egypt? -- Conclusion : "Arab winter" and hope -- Libya and Yemen : two variations on the same tune -- The Tunisian "model" and its limits -- The Arab left and the strategic challenge
Control code
FIEb17849949
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 228 pages
Isbn
9780863561832
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)1088453654

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