The book “New Wave of Revolutions in the MENA Region. A comparative Perspective" is published
The Springer has published a new book edited by laboratory staff members Andrey Korotaev and Leonid Issaev, “New Wave of Revolutions in the MENA Region. A comparative Perspective". The book was written within the framework of a five-year project of the Russian Science Foundation "Quantitative analysis and forecasting of the risks of socio-political destabilization in the countries of the Afroasian macrozone of instability" and offers a comparative look at the new wave of revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa.
At the end of the 2010s, the MENA region was again swept by a wave of revolutions comparable to the events of the Arab Spring, named as "Arab Spring 2.0". The revolutionary events significantly changed the political regimes in Sudan, Algeria and Mali. While in Lebanon and Iraq, there were events that can be described as revolutionary episodes, in Iran, Egypt, Morocco and Jordan, there were protests of a new type. What distinguished them from the events of the Arab Spring, was that they were directed against the entire political system, and not just against the ruling dictator or party.
The authors examined various cases that revealed similarities and differences between the events of the "Arab Spring" and the second wave of revolutions in MENA region, including their causes and the world-system context. The book analyzes the driving forces, goals and organizational forms of the protests, as well as their political and economic consequences. The authors attempted to explain why some countries involved in the original Arab Spring remained largely unaffected by the events of the Arab Spring 2.0.
This book is intended for specialists in the field of political science and Middle East studies, as well as a wide range of readers interested in political transformations of the MENA region.
The full monograph is available on the Springer website.
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