The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East.
By Marc Lynch
Published by Perseus Books
Price: 17.99 [pounds sterling] hardback
The Arab Uprising explores the ramifications of recent upheavals in the Arab world and examines how the West might react. The Middle East today is undergoing one of the most fundamental changes in its modern history, involving the empowerment of a new generation of Arabs who reject the social environment they inherited. In this book, the director of George Washington University's Institute for Middle East Studies maintains that the revolutions, which brought down the governments of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, are only the beginning. It is far too soon to know whether these events will produce new democracies or something else entirely. Whatever happens, we must now come to grips with a region where public opinion actually matters, perhaps for the first time in the region's history.
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|Publication:||The Middle East|
|Article Type:||Book review|
|Date:||May 1, 2012|
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