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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Margaret Haerens; Lynn M Zott
|ISBN:||9780737760422 0737760427 9780737760439 0737760435|
|Description:||219 pages ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||ch. 1. What caused the Arab Spring? The Arab Spring was triggered by a desire for democracy and social justice / Rami G. Khouri --
The Arab Spring is more of a power grab than a democratic awakening / Leon T. Hadar --
Social media ignited the Arab Spring / Johnny West --
Social media did not cause the Arab Spring / Evgeny Morozov --
Corrupt economic policies were the driving force behind the Arab Spring / Matthew Partridge --
Education played a key role in the Arab Spring / Anda Adams and Rebecca Winthrop. ch. 2. How should the international community respond to the Arab Spring? The international community must strengthen anticorruption efforts in the Arab world / Stuart Levey --
The international community should foster democratic principles in the Arab world / Irena L. Sargsyan --
The international community should apply universal human rights standards to the Arab Spring / Mary Robinson --
The international community should launch an Arab marshall plan / Richard Javad Heydarian --
The International community should have intervened in Libya / Ahmed Moor --
The international community should not have intervened in Libya / Seumas Milne. ch. 3. How should the United States respond to the Arab Spring? The United States should support democratic movements in the Middle East / Barack Obama --
The United States should not continue to support Middle East dictators / Nick Turse --
The United States should refrain from intervening in the Middle East / Matt Welch --
The United States needs to make aid to Arab countries conditional / Elliott Abrams --
The United States should better prepare for political upheaval in the Middle East / Paul B. Stares. ch. 4. What are the social and political effects of the Arab Spring? The Arab Spring has destabilized the Middle East / Richard N. Haass --
The Arab Spring provides an opportunity for Islamists and secularists to forge peace / The Economist --
The Arab Spring has ushered in religious intolerance and persecution / Jonathan Aitken --
The Arab Spring complicates the Palestinian peace process / Salman Shaikh --
The Arab Spring makes al Qaeda less relevant / Paul Cruickshank --
Gays in Egypt, Tunisia worry about post-revolt era / David Crary --
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|Series Title:||Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)|
|Responsibility:||Margaret Haerens and Lynn M. Zott, book editors.|
This volume explores the topic of the Arab Spring, the revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests occurring in the Arab world that began in late 2010, by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that surround this issue. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.
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- Arab countries -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
- Democratization -- Arab countries -- History -- 21st century.
- Protest movements -- Arab countries -- History -- 21st century.
- Politics and government
- Protest movements.
- Arab countries.
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