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The Resource New opposition in the Middle East, editors, Dara Conduit and Shahram Akbarzadeh

New opposition in the Middle East, editors, Dara Conduit and Shahram Akbarzadeh

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New opposition in the Middle East
Title
New opposition in the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
editors, Dara Conduit and Shahram Akbarzadeh
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book uses a Contentious Politics lens to examine patterns of political contestation since 2009 and 2011 among the Middle East’s most important actors. The chapters ask questions in relation to the responsiveness of opposition groups to their political environments, the longterm legacies of authoritarianism, and whether the post-2009/2011 political environment is better or worse for Middle Eastern oppositions. It interrogates the ways in which oppositions have morphed in relation to this changed operating environment, subjectively interpreting the costs and benefits of contestation in order to maximise political opportunities. To some oppositions, changes in the power balance between regime structures and opposition agents led to unprecedented opportunity for political action, while for others, structures were galvanised to restrict activity. In total, the volume shows that even though the Arab Uprisings and Green Movement achieved few of their overt goals, the events unleashed smaller shifts across the region that have led to a fundamental change in the politics of contestation amongst the region’s oppositions. Dara Conduit is an Associate Research Fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University. Her work has been published in Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, the Middle East Journal, the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies and International Community Law Review. Dr. Conduit holds a PhD from Monash University, an M. Litt from the University of St. Andrews, was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge in 2015 and has provided advice to the UN OHCHR’s Working Group on Mercenaries. Shahram Akbarzadeh is Professor of Middle East & Central Asian Politics at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Australia. Prof. Akbarzadeh is author of Uzbekistan and the United States (2005), US Foreign Policy in the Middle East (2008 with Kylie Baxter) and Muslim Active Citizenship in the West (2014 with Mario Peucker). He is the founding Editor of the Islamic Studies Series and a regular public commentator.--
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Dewey number
956.054
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1986-
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  • Conduit, Dara
  • Akbarzadeh, Shahram,
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Middle East
Label
New opposition in the Middle East, editors, Dara Conduit and Shahram Akbarzadeh
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Chapter 1: Contentious Politics and Middle Eastern Oppositions After the Uprisings; Contesting Authoritarianism Before the Green Movement and the Arab Spring; Contentious Politics After the Green Movement and the Arab Spring; Bibliography; Chapter 2: The Women's Movement and State Responses to Contentious Campaigns in Iran; Conceptual Framework; Operating Environment; Key Mechanisms for Change; The One Million Signatures Campaign; The Campaign to Change the Male Face of Parliament; Conclusion; Bibliography
  • Chapter 3: Pulling and Gouging: The Sadrist Line's Adaptable and Evolving Repertoire of ContentionIntroduction; The Sadrist Line as a Social Movement; Collaboration and Contention; Red Lines Around the Green Zone; The Dilemma (and Limits) of Toleration; Bibliography; Chapter 4: Opposition Party Political Dynamics in Egypt from the 2011 Revolution to Sisi; Introduction; Political Parties, Democracy and Democratisation; Political Parties in the MENA Before 2011; Political Parties and the State in Egypt Before 2011; Political Parties and the State After 2011
  • Egypt's Opposition Parties Since 2011: An AppraisalThe Weakness of Secular Political Parties; Secular-Islamist Polarisation; Divisions Within the Secular Party Spectrum; The Role of the Military; External Support; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 5: The Rise and Fall of Bahrain's Al-Wefaq Society: De-democratisation and Crackdown in a Troubled Gulf State; The National Action Charter Reforms: Democratisation or Self-Preservation?; Al-Wefaq: From Boycott to Parliament; A Foot in Both Camps: Al-Wefaq and the Pearl Roundabout Uprising; The Post-2011 Crackdown and the Marginalisation of al-Wefaq
  • ConclusionBibliography; Chapter 6: The Iranian Reform Movement Since 2009; Introduction; Contentious Politics and Iran; Background: The Reform Movement; The 2009 Election and the Escalation of Reformist Strategy; Existing on the Margins of Regime Toleration After 2009; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 7: Surviving the Syrian Uprising: The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood; Introduction; The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood: Reformers, Politicians, and Exiles; The Bashar al-Assad Government (2000-); The Damascus Spring; Damascus Declaration; The 2011 Syrian Uprising; Civil War and Foreign Influence
  • ConclusionBibliography; Chapter 8: Nahda and Tunisian Islamic Activism; Islamist Mobilisation and Social Movements; Tunisia's Polarised Political Process; The Islamic Constituency; Nahda, Dawa wa Islah and the Islamic Social Movement; Nahda, Democratisation and the End of Contention; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 9: Conclusion; Index
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1 online resource
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online
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9789811088216
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SpringerLink
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(OCoLC)1055160665
Label
New opposition in the Middle East, editors, Dara Conduit and Shahram Akbarzadeh
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Chapter 1: Contentious Politics and Middle Eastern Oppositions After the Uprisings; Contesting Authoritarianism Before the Green Movement and the Arab Spring; Contentious Politics After the Green Movement and the Arab Spring; Bibliography; Chapter 2: The Women's Movement and State Responses to Contentious Campaigns in Iran; Conceptual Framework; Operating Environment; Key Mechanisms for Change; The One Million Signatures Campaign; The Campaign to Change the Male Face of Parliament; Conclusion; Bibliography
  • Chapter 3: Pulling and Gouging: The Sadrist Line's Adaptable and Evolving Repertoire of ContentionIntroduction; The Sadrist Line as a Social Movement; Collaboration and Contention; Red Lines Around the Green Zone; The Dilemma (and Limits) of Toleration; Bibliography; Chapter 4: Opposition Party Political Dynamics in Egypt from the 2011 Revolution to Sisi; Introduction; Political Parties, Democracy and Democratisation; Political Parties in the MENA Before 2011; Political Parties and the State in Egypt Before 2011; Political Parties and the State After 2011
  • Egypt's Opposition Parties Since 2011: An AppraisalThe Weakness of Secular Political Parties; Secular-Islamist Polarisation; Divisions Within the Secular Party Spectrum; The Role of the Military; External Support; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 5: The Rise and Fall of Bahrain's Al-Wefaq Society: De-democratisation and Crackdown in a Troubled Gulf State; The National Action Charter Reforms: Democratisation or Self-Preservation?; Al-Wefaq: From Boycott to Parliament; A Foot in Both Camps: Al-Wefaq and the Pearl Roundabout Uprising; The Post-2011 Crackdown and the Marginalisation of al-Wefaq
  • ConclusionBibliography; Chapter 6: The Iranian Reform Movement Since 2009; Introduction; Contentious Politics and Iran; Background: The Reform Movement; The 2009 Election and the Escalation of Reformist Strategy; Existing on the Margins of Regime Toleration After 2009; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 7: Surviving the Syrian Uprising: The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood; Introduction; The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood: Reformers, Politicians, and Exiles; The Bashar al-Assad Government (2000-); The Damascus Spring; Damascus Declaration; The 2011 Syrian Uprising; Civil War and Foreign Influence
  • ConclusionBibliography; Chapter 8: Nahda and Tunisian Islamic Activism; Islamist Mobilisation and Social Movements; Tunisia's Polarised Political Process; The Islamic Constituency; Nahda, Dawa wa Islah and the Islamic Social Movement; Nahda, Democratisation and the End of Contention; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 9: Conclusion; Index
Control code
on1055160665
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789811088216
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1055160665

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