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Arab Revolution in the 21st Century?: Lessons From Egypt and by Nader Fergany

By Nader Fergany

In Arab Revolution within the twenty first Century?, Nader Fergany provides a compassionate research of the Arab well known uprisings within the twenty first century, with specific connection with the circumstances of Egypt and Tunisia. less than authoritarian rule, relentless injustice creates the target stipulations for expressions of renowned protest which can culminate in renowned uprisings, as witnessed in lots of Arab international locations on the finish of the 1st decade of the twenty first century. Unsurprisingly, the slogans of the Arab Liberation Tide (ALT) well known revolts situated round freedom, implying sound democratic governance, social justice, and human dignity for all. in fact, the short-lived governance preparations which the January 2011 well known rebel in Egypt, for instance, have been little greater than extensions of the authoritarian governance method the rebel got down to overthrow. there have been modifications, in fact, among the 3 short-lived regimes that took strength on account that then, yet in shape, instead of substance. This e-book makes use of a structuralist political financial system framework instead of a close ancient account because it considers how the ALT might turn out to be an old chance for human renaissance within the Arab global – or then again a catastrophe of epic proportions.

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Modern ICT technologies have been instrumental in building and maintaining the “horizontal networks” that supported these “vertical” cross-class coalitions in popular uprising activities. This cross-class character of Arab popular revolts also reflects the pervasive nature of injustice inflicted by authoritarian regimes and felt throughout society. But it also raises a thorny issue that consistently arises in cases where the popular revolt has faltered, Egypt being the most notable example. Cross-class networks might sustain mass demonstrations sufficient to exert pressure on a ruling regime to force the top despot to abdicate or take flight, as in the cases of Egypt and Tunisia, respectively, but, as they do not necessary sustain a clearly identifiable leadership or hierarchical command structure, revolutionary forces do not necessarily seize power.

The MLTE later on overthrew the first elected civilian president and fielded one of its own members to run for president, reasserting its control over the country, which is discussed in chapter 3. A Domino Effect Leads to Midcourse Stalemates and Setbacks Within a few weeks of the day Mubarak stepped down, youth protests erupted in Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, Morocco, and other Arab countries, State of the Arab Liberation Tide 29 and later on in Syria. 1). Four of these popular uprisings were to encounter strong and violent resistance from the despot in power and his oppressive regime.

Syria slipped into the most vicious civil war in recent history in the region, with regional and international antagonists pitted against each other. 11 The human suffering of this war reached epic proportions, with most of Syria’s glorious historic cities devastated and the vast majority of its population turned into internally displaced persons and refugees. In particular, untold suffering befell women, children, and the elderly. A recent UNESCWA report concludes: Those who have been fortunate enough to survive the ongoing crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic have lost the fruits of their labor.

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