From resilience to revolt

From resilience to revolt

making sense of the Arab Spring

Summary

The purpose of this research is to provide a broadly-scoped understanding of the Arab uprisings, aggregating also what research has already been done, in an effort to pinpoint what factors or dynamic can be found to be useful in trying to make sense of the sudden mass mobilization in the Middle East in 2011. Notwithstanding some methodological limitations that were imposed, the intentionally very general research question has yielded a series of valuable insights, mostly centered on endogenous factors that can help elucidate the complexeties of the Arab uprisings.

Index

Acknowledgements
Executive summary

  1. Introduction
  2. Surprise, surprise!
  3. Here to stay
  4. Engendering transformations
  5. The not-so-domino effect
  6. The day after
  7. Analogies with caution
  8. Uncertain outcomes
  9. Not without danger
  10. Conclusion
Bibliography

Publication data

Author(s):
Aarts, P., Dijke, P. van, Kolman, I., Statema, J., Dahhan, G.
Organization(s):
University of Amsterdam - Department of Political Science, WODC
Place of publication:
Amsterdam
Publisher:
University of Amsterdam - Department of Political Science
Year of publication:
2012

Order information

Address:
Universiteit van Amsterdam - Department of Political Science
Contact:
P. Aarts
Phone:
+31 (0)20 5252169
E-mailaddress:
p.w.h.aarts@uva.nl
Website:
www.fmg.uva.nl/politicalscience