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New Arab Revolutions That Shook the World by Farhad Khosrokhavar

New Arab Revolutions That Shook the World


New Arab Revolutions That Shook the World by Farhad Khosrokhavar

From Libya in the east to the Gulf peninsula in the west, the 'Arab Spring' has shaken entrenched regimes. Decades-old dictatorships have fallen after mass protests. Whilst the final outcome is unclear, the historical importance of these events is beyond doubt. Farhad Khosrokavar contextualizes the demands of the protesters. He looks beyond the Arab world to show how the movements are leaving a deep imprint on countries like Iran and how a new conception of democracy is emerging in the region, challenging traditional ideas. Looking to the future, Khosrokavar discusses how the new movements may change the world.


This remarkable book presents an original, in-depth approach to the Arab Spring. It shows how it is embedded in social and generational changes that have transformed Arab societies-and makes impossible a return to the previous brand of authoritarian regimes, whether secular or Islamist. The book provides new insights on the impact of the Arab Spring in a regional strategic context. -Olivier Roy, Professor at the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Italy Khosrokhavar's thinking is profound, his writing nuanced, and his research panoptic. The New Arab Revolutions will become the authoritative account of the Arab Spring. -Jeffrey C. Alexander, Yale University, author of Performative Revolution in Egypt: An essay in Cultural Power An exceptional book. Precise and wonderfully documented, it will become a key reference for those who want to understand what is at stake in the 'New Arab Revolutions
and, more generally, for those who want to understand other important transitions in the contemporary world.

-Michel Wieviorka, Professor at the Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales, Paris Universitas

About the Author

Farhad Khosrokhavar is Professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. His most recent book in English is The New Arab Revolutions that Shook the World (2012).

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Publication date

1st April 2012


Farhad Khosrokhavar

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Paradigm an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


364 pages


Political control & freedoms
International relations



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