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Title Arab spring : negotiating in the shadow of the intifadat / edited by I. William Zartman.

Publication Info. Athens : University of Georgia Press, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource.
Series Studies in security and international affairs
Studies in security and international affairs.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover -- Contents -- About the Processes of International Negotiation (PIN) Program -- Acknowledgments -- Negotiations in Transitions: A Conceptual Framework -- Tunisia: Beyond the Ideological Cleavage: Something Else -- Egypt: Can a Revolution Be Negotiated? -- Yemen: Negotiations with Tribes, States, and Memories -- Algeria: The Negotiations That Aren't -- Morocco: The Struggle for Political Legitimacy -- Bahrain: The Dynamics of a Conflict -- Libya: Negotiations for Transition -- Syria: Aspirations and Fragmentations -- NATO: The Process of Negotiating Military Intervention in Libya -- Serbia: Moderation as a Double-Edged Sword -- South Africa: Negotiated Transition to Democracy -- Lessons for Theory: Negotiating for Order and Legitimacy -- Lessons for Policy -- Contributors -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z.
Summary Beginning in January 2011, the Arab world exploded in a vibrant demand for dignity, liberty, and achievable purpose in life, rising up against an image and tradition of arrogant, corrupt, unresponsive authoritarian rule. These previously unpublished, countryspecific case studies of the uprisings and their still unfolding political aftermaths identify patterns and courses of negotiation and explain why and how they occur. The contributors argue that in uprisings like the Arab Spring negotiation is "not just a 'nice' practice or a diplomatic exercise." Rather, it is a "dynamically multilevel" process involving individuals, groups, and states with continually shifting priorities-and with the prospect of violence always near. From that perspective, the essaysits analyze a range of issues and events-including civil disobedience and strikes, mass demonstrations and nonviolent protest, and peaceful negotiation and armed rebellion-and contextualize their findings within previous struggles, both within and outside the Middle East. The Arab countries discussed include Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen. The Arab Spring uprisings are discussed in the context of rebellions in countries like South Africa and Serbia, while the Libyan uprising is also viewed in terms of the negotiations it provoked within NATO. Collectively, the essays analyze the challenges of uprisers and emerging governments in building a new state on the ruins of a liberated state; the negotiations that lead either to sustainable democracy or sectarian violence; and coalition building between former political and military adversaries. Contributors: Samir Aita (Monde Diplomatique), Alice Alunni (Durham University), Marc Anstey* (Nelson Mandela University), Abdelwahab ben Hafaiedh (MERC), Maarten Danckaert (European-Bahraini Organization for Human Rights), Heba.
Ezzat (Cairo University), Amy Hamblin (SAIS), Abdullah Hamidaddin (King's College), Fen Hampson* (Carleton University), Roel Meijer (Clingendael), Karim Mezran (Atlantic Council), Bessma Momani (Waterloo University), Samiraital Pres (Cercle des Economistes Arabes), Aly el Raggal (Cairo University), Hugh Roberts (ICG/Tufts University), Johannes Theiss (Collège d'Europe), Siniša Vukovic (Leiden University), I. William Zartman* (SAIS-JHU). [* Indicates group members of the Processes of International, Negotiation (PIN) Program at Clingendael, Netherlands].
Subject Arab Spring, 2010-
Negotiation -- Political aspects -- Arab countries.
Revolutions -- Arab countries -- History -- 21st century.
Protest movements -- Arab countries -- 21st century.
Democratization -- Arab countries -- History -- 21st century.
Arab countries -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Arab countries -- Armed Forces -- Political activity -- 21st century.
HISTORY -- World.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom.
Arabiska våren 2010-
Politiska förhållanden.
Added Author Zartman, I. William, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Arab spring 9780820348247 (DLC) 2015008709 (OCoLC)892432273
ISBN 9780820348261 (electronic bk.)
0820348260 (electronic bk.)
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