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Revisiting the Arab Uprisings: The Politics of a Revolutionary Moment

Stéphane Lacroix and Jean-Pierre Filiu


Since 2013, the Middle East has experienced a double trend of chaos and civil war, on the one hand, and the return of authoritarianism, on the other. That convergence has eclipsed the political transitions that occurred in the countries whose regimes were toppled in 2011, as if they were merely footnotes to a narrative that naturally led from an “Arab Spring” to an “Arab Winter”. This volume aims at rehabilitating those transitions, by considering them as expressions of a “revolutionary moment” whose outcome was never pre-determined, but depended on the choices of a large range of actors. It b ... More

Keywords: Middle East, Authoritarianism, Arab uprisings, Transition, Constitutional debate, Transitional justice, Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Islamic State, Muslim Brotherhood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190876081
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190876081.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stéphane Lacroix, editor
Sciences Po, Paris

Jean-Pierre Filiu, editor
Sciences Po, Par is