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Arab society in revolt : the West's Mediterranean challenge

Author: Cesare Merlini; Olivier Roy
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2012.
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For every pithy conceptualization of complex events, there are additional lenses throughwhich to examine them. One of the several virtues of this book is precisely that it bringsdifferent perspectives to bear on the complexity, diversity, and uncertainty of recent andcurrent events in the Arab world. The thirteen authors concentrate on the critical socialforces shaping the region-demography, religion, gender,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Arab society in revolt.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2012
(DLC) 2012021021
(OCoLC)795759669
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cesare Merlini; Olivier Roy
ISBN: 9780815723974 0815723970
OCLC Number: 801411078
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 268 p.) : ill.
Contents: Foreword / Strobe Talbott --
Introduction / Cesare Merlini and Olivier Roy --
PART ONE, SOCIETAL CHANGE IN THE ARAB MUSLIM WORLD --
1. Demography, migration, and revolt in the southern Mediterranean / Philippe Fargues --
2. Islamic revival and democracy : the case in Tunisia and Egypt / Olivier Roy --
3. The changing role of women in society / Maria Cristina Paciello and Renata Pepicelli --
4. Mediterranean Islamic expression and Web 2.0 / Gary R. Bunt --
5. Modern commercial and social entrepreneurship as a factor of change / Gonzalo Escribano and Alejandro Lorca --
6. The economics of Arab transitions / Caroline Freund and Carlos A. Primo Braga --
PART TWO, CONSEQUENCES AND POLICY OPTIONS --
7. Midwife or spectator? U.S. policies toward North Africa in the twenty-first century / Jonathan Laurence --
8. The power of false analogies : misunderstanding political Islam in a post-totalitarian world / Alan Wolfe --
9. Societal changes and political responses in Euro-Mediterranean relations / Roberto Aliboni --
10. The West and the Islamist challenge : toward a common religious market? / Olivier Roy --
11. The challenge of a changing Arab Islam in future transatlantic relations / Cesare Merlini
Responsibility: Cesare Merlini and Olivier Roy, editors.

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