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The Arab winter : a tragedy, Noah Feldman

Label
The Arab winter : a tragedy
Title
The Arab winter
Title remainder
a tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Noah Feldman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Arab Spring promised to end dictatorship and bring self-government to people across the Middle East. Yet everywhere except Tunisia it led to either renewed dictatorship, civil war, extremist terror, or all three. In The Arab Winter, Noah Feldman argues that the Arab Spring was nevertheless not an unmitigated failure, much less an inevitable one. Rather, it was a noble, tragic series of events in which, for the first time in recent Middle Eastern history, Arabic-speaking peoples took free, collective political action as they sought to achieve self-determination. Focusing on the Egyptian revolution and counterrevolution, the Syrian civil war, the rise and fall of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, and the Tunisian struggle toward Islamic constitutionalism, Feldman provides an original account of the political consequences of the Arab Spring, including the reaffirmation of pan-Arab identity, the devastation of Arab nationalisms, and the death of political Islam with the collapse of ISIS. He also challenges commentators who say that the Arab Spring was never truly transformative, that Arab popular self-determination was a mirage, and even that Arabs or Muslims are less capable of democracy than other peoples. Above all, The Arab Winter shows that we must not let the tragic outcome of the Arab Spring disguise its inherent human worth. People whose political lives had been determined from the outside tried, and for a time succeeded, in making politics for themselves. That this did not result in constitutional democracy or a better life for most of those affected doesn't mean the effort didn't matter. To the contrary, it matters for history-and it matters for the future
Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
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Feldman, Noah
Dewey number
909/.097492708312
Index
index present
LC call number
DS39.3
LC item number
.F45 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arab Spring, 2010-
  • Arab countries
Target audience
adult
Label
The Arab winter : a tragedy, Noah Feldman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The People Want -- Tahrir and the Problem of Agency -- Syria and the Question of Fault -- The Islamic State as Utopia -- Tunisia and Political Responsibility -- Conclusion. The Lessons of Tunisia and the Meaning of Tragedy -- Afterword. Catharsis?
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 192 pages
Isbn
9780691194929
Lccn
2019030392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1110123444
  • (OCoLC)1110123444
Label
The Arab winter : a tragedy, Noah Feldman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The People Want -- Tahrir and the Problem of Agency -- Syria and the Question of Fault -- The Islamic State as Utopia -- Tunisia and Political Responsibility -- Conclusion. The Lessons of Tunisia and the Meaning of Tragedy -- Afterword. Catharsis?
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 192 pages
Isbn
9780691194929
Lccn
2019030392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1110123444
  • (OCoLC)1110123444

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