Saikal, Amin & Acharya, Amitav (dir.), Democracy and Reform in the Middle East and Asia: Social Protest and Authoritarian Rule After the Arab Spring, Londres, I.B.Tauris, 2013, 272p.

Capture d’écran 2014-02-25 à 15.07.58The protests that swept across the Middle East and North Africa in late 2010 and 2011 confounded long-time observers of the region, in both the media and academia. After addressing the conditions in the Middle East and North Africa that produced these attempts at revolution, Amin Saikal and Amitav Acharya explore the global impact of the protests, both in terms of their ideological influence on opposition groups and the prospects for democratic transition in a variety of authoritarian and semi-authoritarian governments. Examining states at the heart of the uprisings, such as Egypt, Tunisia and Libya in addition to other Middle Easter states, like Iran, as well the Asian states of China, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, this book concentrates upon ‘democratization’ as the central theme. Did the protests have a galvanizing effect of democratization processes throughout Asia? And if not, why? Touching on perennial issues in politics – for example, democracy, authoritarian rule and social protest – this book is vital for researchers of politics and international relations.

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Introduction
Democratizing the Neighbourhood – The Implications of the Arab Spring for the Middle East and Asia
Amin Saikal and Amitav Acharya

Chapter 1
Where Have All the Democratic Expectations Gone? Tunisia and Egypt in Comparative Perspective
Mohammad Selim

Chapter 2
Managed Reforms and Deferred Democratic Rule in Morocco and Algeria
Karima Laachir

Chapter 3
Humanitarianism, Democracy and Intervention: Libya and the Responsibility to Protect
Ramesh Thakur

Chapter 4
Afghanistan and Iraq Between Democracy and Radical Islam
Amin Saikal

Chapter 5
The Arab Revolution Is Bad News for Iran
Shahram Akbarzadeh

Chapter 6
Central Asia and the Arab Spring: Discourses of Relevance and Threat in the Region
Kirill Nourzhanov

Chapter 7
Pakistan and the Arab Uprisings
Samina Yasmeen

Chapter 8
China’s Responses to the Arab Uprisings
Baogang He

Chapter 9
Democratization in Myanmar and the Arab Uprisings
Trevor Wilson

Chapter 10
Arab Uprisings’ Contagion: Electronic Vicariousness and Democratic Empathy in Malaysia and Singapore
Alan Chong

Chapter 11
‘Look Over Here!’: Indonesian Responses to the Arab Spring
Greg Fealy

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