Parution : Activism in Jordan, Pénélope Larzillière
Pénélope Larszillière, Activism in Jordan
In Jordan, between censorship, repression and election rigging, political activism is limited – despite the democratic opening glimpsed in 1989. In this important new book, Pénélope Larzillière charts the path of longstanding activists in Jordan and shows how opposition movements there have shifted from the underground to a heavily controlled public sphere. Activists discuss their motivation and commitment and the consequences their activism has had throughout their lives. Not only do these accounts highlight the general conditions for political activism in a repressive regime, they also unpack the meaning individuals attach to their political journey and chosen ideology, whether communist, nationalist, Islamist or otherwise.
Larzillière’s book sheds light on youth activism in Jordan, the theatre of one of the least studied components of the revolutionary wave that shook the Arab region in 2011. In so doing, it offers a most useful contribution to both the study of Jordanian politics and the analysis of the ongoing upheaval.’ Gilbert Achcar, author of The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising ‘An essential book for understanding Jordan’s key role as a stabilizing force in a chaotic Middle East.’ Denis Bauchard, former French ambassador to Jordan ‘Larzillière’s insightful book presents refreshing perspectives on the mobilization and demobilization of Islamist and left-wing movements in Jordan and the Arab world.’ Hamit Bozarslan, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences.
Paru le 15mai 2016