By Larbi Sadiki
The self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi in Tunisia in December 2010 heralded the coming of the ‘Arab Spring,’ a startling, but now not unheard of, period of profound social and political upheaval.
The meme of the Arab Spring is characterized by means of bottom-up swap, or the inability thereof, and its results are nonetheless unfurling at the present time. The Routledge guide of the Arab Spring seeks to supply a departure aspect for ongoing dialogue of a fluid phenomenon on a plethora of issues, including:
- Contexts and contests of democratisation
- The sweep of the Arab Spring
- Women and the Arab Spring
- Agents of switch and the know-how of protest
- Impact of the Arab Spring within the wider center East and extra afield
Collating a big selection of viewpoints, specialisms, biases, and levels of proximity and distance from occasions that shook the Arab global to its middle, the Handbook is written with the reader in brain, to supply scholars, practitioners, diplomats, policy-makers and lay readers with contextualization and data, and to set the degree for extra dialogue of the Arab Spring.