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Achcar, Gilbert

Works: 85 works in 270 publications in 6 languages and 4,212 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Publishing director, Translator
Classifications: DS63.2.U5, 327.73056
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Most widely held works by Gilbert Achcar
Perilous power : the Middle East & U.S. foreign policy : dialogues on terror, democracy, war, and justice by Noam Chomsky( Book )
29 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Two of the most astute analysts of this part of the world are Noam Chomsky, the preeminent critic of U.S. foreign policy, and Gilbert Achcar, a leading specialist on the Middle East who lived in that region for many years. In their first book together, Chomsky and Achcar bring a keen understanding of the internal dynamics of the Middle East and of the role of the United States. They take up all the key questions of interest to concerned citizens, including such topics as terrorism, fundamentalism, conspiracies, oil, democracy, self-determination, anti-Semitism, and anti-Arab racism, as well as the war in Afghanistan, the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the 2006 Israel-Hamas-Hezbollah armed conflict, and the sources of U.S. foreign policy."--Jacket
The Arabs and the Holocaust : the Arab-Israeli war of narratives by Gilbert Achcar( Book )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Considers conflicting Middle-East perspectives on the Holocaust, analyzing such topics as Arab responses to Nazism, the creation of Israel, and the destruction of Palestine
The people want : a radical exploration of the Arab uprising by Gilbert Achcar( Book )
15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""The people want.": This first half of slogans chanted by millions of Arab protesters since 2011 revealed a long-repressed craving for democracy. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare by the protestors' demands. Simplistic interpretations of the uprising that has been shaking the Arab world since a young street vendor set himself on fire in Central Tunisia, on 17 December 2010, seek to portray it as purely political, or explain it by culture, age, religion, if not conspiracy theories. Instead, Gilbert Achcar locates the deep roots of the upheaval in the specific economic features that hamper the region's development and lead to dramatic social consequences, including massive youth unemployment. Intertwined with despotism, nepotism, and corruption, these features, produced an explosive situation that was aggravated by post-9/11 U.S. policies. The sponsoring of the Muslim Brotherhood by the Emirate of Qatar and its influential satellite channel, Al Jazeera, contributed to shaping the prelude to the uprising. But the explosion's deep roots, asserts Achcar, mean that what happened until now is but the beginning of a revolutionary process likely to extend for many more years to come. The author identifies the actors and dynamics of the revolutionary process: the role of various social and political movements, the emergence of young actors making intensive use of new information and communication technologies, and the nature of power elites and existing state apparatuses that determine different conditions for regime overthrow in each case. Drawing a balance-sheet of the uprising in the countries that have been most affected by it until now, i.e. Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Libya and Syria, Achcar sheds special light on the nature and role of the movements that use Islam as a political banner. He scrutinizes attempts at co-opting the uprising by these movements and by the oil monarchies that sponsor them, as well as by the protector of these same monarchies: the U.S. government. Underlining the limitations of the "Islamic Tsunami" that some have used as a pretext to denigrate the whole uprising, Gilbert Achcar points to the requirements for a lasting solution to the social crisis and the contours of a progressive political alternative. "--
The clash of barbarisms : September 11 and the making of the new world disorder by Gilbert Achcar( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eastern cauldron : Islam, Afghanistan, Palestine and Iraq in a Marxist mirror by Gilbert Achcar( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume brings together Gilbert Achcar's major writings on issues including: the political meaning of Islam, the relation of the West to the Islamic world, the new form of imperialism signaled by the Soviet and US occupations of Afghanistan and the intractable conflict over Palestine
The 33-day war : Israel's war on Hezbollah in Lebanon and its consequences by Gilbert Achcar( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The clash of barbarisms : the making of the new world disorder by Gilbert Achcar( Book )
14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The London bombings of July 7th, 2005, revived the debates that raged after 9/11. What relation did they bear to the foreign and war policies of the United Kingdom and the United States? Were they symptoms of a "cultural clash" between deep-seated 'values' or signs of a social crisis at the root of the ongoing conflict? How should we analyze the present-day emergence of fanatical forms of Islamic fundamentalism? The title of the book alludes to the famous thesis on the 'Clash of Civilizations'. Achcar develops a counterthesis, namely that the clashes we are witnessing do not oppose civilizations, but their dark sides. Each civilization produces a specific form of barbarism, which tends to take over in periods of crisis. Accordingly, the Bush administration doesn't embody the values of Western civilization nor does Islamic fanaticism of the al-Qa'ida type represent Islamic civilization. The clash between them is a 'clash of barbarisms' in which the main culprit remains the most powerful.The war of aggression and occupation in Iraq led to blatant manifestations of Western barbarism, most strikingly epitomized by the torture at Abu Ghraib, and inevitably nurtured fanatical Islamic and other counterbarbarisms." -- Back cover
The legacy of Ernest Mandel ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leader of the international Trotskyist movement, lifelong revolutionary and scholar of world renown, Ernest Mandel managed to combine the role of respected intellectual and political leader. This book critically appraises his theoretical work
Le choc des barbaries : terrorismes et désordre mondial by Gilbert Achcar( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in French and Spanish and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extrait de la couverture : "Au-delà de l'horreur, les attentats du 11 septembre 2001 soulèvent nombre de questions majeures. Le cycle infernal de la terreur ne témoigne-t-il pas du désordre mondial de l'après-Guerre froide ? Assistons-nous à un choc des civilisations ou à un choc des barbaries ? Que révèlent les différences de perceptions qu'a suscitées cet événement, objet d'un médiatisation inégalée ? Comment s'explique le fait que l'homme le plus haï de l'histoire des Etats-Unis soit originaire du royaume saoudien, un de leurs alliés les plus anciens, grand exportateur de pétrole et d'intégrisme islamique ? Quel rapport y a-t-il entre un "terrorisme" qui vise les points vulnérables de l'hyperpuissance américaine et l'impératif officiel de "dominance" mondiale qu'elle s'est asignée dans l'après-Guerre froide ? Et comment, du "nouvel ordre mondial" promis par Bush prère, en est-on arrivé, sous Bush fils, à ce monde chaotique, pris entre le feu dévorant des violences de toutes sortes et les eaux glaciales du calcul égoïste ? Ce sont quelques-unes des questions qu'aborde cet ouvrage."
Marxism, orientalism, cosmopolitanism by Gilbert Achcar( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this collection of essays, Gilbert Achcar examines the controversial relationship of Marxism to religion, to Orientalism and its critique by Edward Said, and to the concept of cosmopolitanism. A compelling range of issues is discussed within these pages, including a comparative assessment of Christian liberation theology and Islamic fundamentalism; 'Orientalism in reverse', which can take the form of an apology for Islamic fundamentalism; the evolution of Marx's appraisal of non-Western societies; and the vagaries of 'cosmopolitanism' up to our present era of globalisation. Erudite and incisive, these essays provide a major contribution to the critical discussion of Marxism, Orientalism and cosmopolitanism, and illuminate the relationships between all three"--Provided by publisher
The Israeli dilemma, a debate between two left-wing Jews : letters between Marcel Liebman and Ralph Miliband by Marcel Liebman( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La nouvelle guerre froide : le monde après le Kosovo by Gilbert Achcar( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les arabes et la Shoah la guerre israélo-arabe des récits by Gilbert Achcar( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le marxisme d'Ernest Mandel [Prémisses matérielles, sociales et idéologiques du génocide nazi]. [Pourquoi je suis marxiste] by Ernest Mandel( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Atlas der Globalisierung die Welt von morgen ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Neue Weltkunde; Kapitalismus in der Krise; Die Zukunft der Energie; Viele Hauptstädte, viele Ansichten; Kompliziertes Afrika; Ungelöste Konflikte
Mondialisation des résistances : l'état des luttes 2002 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De Seattle à Gênes, de l'Autre Davos à Porto Alegre, les protestations contre les politiques néolibérales se multiplient. Cet ouvrage dresse un panorama des luttes sociales dans les différentes régions du monde en les replaçant dans leurs contextes économique et politique. En quoi la phase néolibérale du capitalisme constitue-t-elle un défi majeur pour les mouvements sociaux ? Comment concevoir une stratégie de développement libérant les peuples des rapports de domination internationaux ? Quelles alternatives pour répondre au double péril de la marchandisation et de la militarisation du monde ?
La poudrière du Moyen-Orient : entretiens réalisés par Stephen Shalom by Noam Chomsky( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La guerre des 33 jours : la guerre d'Israël contre le Hezbollah au Liban et ses conséquences by Gilbert Achcar( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Cet ouvrage présente une analyse de la guerre des 33 Jours et de ses conséquences nourrie d'une observation minutieuse du contexte politique et stratégique et d'une mise en perspective historique."
The 33-day war : Israel's war on Hezbollah in Lebanon and its aftermath by Gilbert Achcar( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Le peuple veut : une exploration radicale du soulèvement arabe by Gilbert Achcar( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in French and Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Ašqar, Ǧilbīr al-
ا<<لأ>>شقر، جلبير
أشقر، جيلبير، 1951-
الأشقر، جلبير
‏الأشقر، جلبير‏، 1951-
الأشقر، جيلبير
جلبير الأشقر، 1951-
アシュカル, ジルベール
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