From resilience to revolt

From resilience to revolt

making sense of the Arab Spring

Samenvatting

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.

Inhoudsopgave

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

Publicatiegegevens

Auteur(s):
Aarts, P., Dijke, P. van, Kolman, I., Statema, J., Dahhan, G.
Organisatie(s):
University of Amsterdam - Department of Political Science, WODC
Plaats uitgave:
Amsterdam
Uitgever:
University of Amsterdam - Department of Political Science
Jaar van uitgave:
2012
Type rapport:
Eindrapport

Bestelinformatie

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

Onderzoekgegevens

Werktitel:
Duiding maatschappelijke omwentelingen in Noord-Afrika en het Midden-Oosten; in het licht van (politicologische) democratiseringstheorieën en mogelijke veiligheidsrisico's
Projectnummer:
2119
Operationele status:
Afgerond