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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (1): 75–90.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Laura Feliu; Rachid Aarab The Libyan security sector has undergone a profound transformation since the 17 February Revolution in 2011. The Jamahiriya experience gave way to a period in which violence ceased to be predominantly a state monopoly, and a series of armed conflicts took place with...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2015) 8 (4): 568–581.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Nazek Jawad There seems to be a disparity between the ideas and goals of revolutionaries who struggle to end authoritarian rule and achieve liberty and the violent means they often use to achieve their ends. This paper first addresses how violent revolutions are positioned by secular Arab and...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2013) 6 (2): 198–210.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Abdelkader Abdelali This article looks at the literature on democratization in the Arab world, and links it to the ongoing political change since the ‘Arab Spring’. Whereas assessing the ongoing events in the Arab world as an ‘Arab Spring’ or revolution is still a matter of speculation, there is a...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2013) 6 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2013
... consideration of current thinking in the anthropology of kinship and the nation, however, cautions the audience of the revolution to think twice. Taking for granted the ‘blurred boundaries’ between kinship and the nation, this paper suggests that the transformation from ‘totalizing and patricentric rule’ in...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2012) 5 (2): 292–306.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Abdelwahab El-Affendi In spite of the numerous challenges it faces (including a traumatic split), Sudan has not yet fallen to the domino effect of Arab revolutions. However, Sudan has not just one but two experiences from which to draw lessons about the conduct of successful peaceful popular...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2012) 5 (1): 54–67.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Genevieve Barrons For the last decade, a debate has raged over the place of social media within popular uprisings. The 2011 Egyptian revolution shed new light on this debate. However, while the use of social media by Egyptians received much focus, and activists themselves pointed towards it as the...