Arab Uprisings Bibliography – Books

Last updated October 26, 2015

Achcar, Gilbert. The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising. (translated by G. M. Goshgarian) Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2013.

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin. On the Arab Revolts and the Iranian Revolution: Power and Resistance Today. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.

Albrecht, Holger. Raging Against the Machine: Political Opposition Under Authoritarianism in Egypt. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2013.

Althani, Mohamed. The Arab Spring and the Gulf States: Time to embrace change. London: Profile Books, 2012.

Amar, Paul and Vijay Prashad, (Eds.) 2013. Dispatches from the Arab Spring. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Amin, Magdi et al. After the Spring: Economic Transitions in the Arab World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Beinin, Joel and Frédéric Vairel, eds. Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2011.

Bishara, Marwan. The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolutions. New York: Nation Books, 2012.

Brownlee, Jason. Preventing Democracy: The Politics of the U.S.-Egyptian Alliance. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Brownlee, Jason, Tarek Masoud, and Andrew Reynolds. The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Brynen, Rex, Peter Moore and Basel Salloukh. Beyond the Arab Spring: Authoritarianism and Democratization in the Arab World. Boulder, CO: Lynne Reinner Publishers, 2012.

Cammett, Melani and Ishac Diwan. The Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings. New York: Westview Press, 2013.

Carvin, Andy. Distant witness: social media, the Arab Spring and a journalism revolution. New York: CUNY Journalism Press, 2012.

Clement, Henry and Ji-Hyang Jang, eds. The Arab Spring: Will It Lead to Democratic Transitions? New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Cook, Steven A. The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Dabashi, Hamid. The Arab Spring: The End of Postcolonialism. London: Zed Books, 2012.

Davidson, Christopher. After the Sheikhs: The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.

Davis, John. The Arab Spring and Arab Thaw: Unfinished Revolutions and the Quest for Democracy. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013.

Dawishsa, Adeed. The Second Arab Awakening: Revolution, Democracy, and the Islamist Challenge from Tunis to Damascus. New York: W.W. Norton, 2013.

Danahar, Paul. The New Middle East: The World After the Arab Spring. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2013.

Diamond, Larry and Marc F. Plattner, Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.

Faris, David. Dissent and Revolution in a Digital Age: Social Media, Blogging and Activism in Egypt. New York: I.B. Tauris, 2013.

Filiu, Jean-Pierre. The Arab Revolution: Ten Lessons from the Democratic Uprising. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Fisher, Kirsten J., and Robert Stewart, eds. Transitional justice and the Arab Spring. New York: Routledge, 2015.

Fosshagen, Kjetil. Arab Spring: Uprisings, Powers, Interventions. New York: Berghahn, 2014.

Gana, Nouri, ed. The Making of the Tunisian Revolution: Contexts, Architects, Prospects. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013.

Gelvin, James L. The Arab Uprising: What Everyone Needs to Know. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Gerges, Fawaz A., ed. The New Middle East: Protest and Revolution in the Arab World. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Grand, Stephen R. Understanding Tahrir Square: What Transitions Elsewhere Can Teach Us about the Prospects for Arab Democracy. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2014.

Haas, Mark L. and David W. Lesch. The Arab Spring: Change and Resistance in the Middle East. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2012.

Hanieh, Adam. Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2013.

Hashemi, Nader and Danny Postel, eds. The Syria Dilemma. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2013.

Hilsum, Lindsey. Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution. New York: Penguin Press, 2012.

Honwana, Alcina. Youth and Revolution in Tunisia. New York: Zed, 2013.

Howard, Phillip N. and Muzammil M. Hussain. Democracy’s Fourth Wave? Digital Media and the Arab Spring. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Inbar, Efraim, ed. The Arab Spring, Democracy and Security: Domestic and International Ramifications. New York: Routledge, 2013.

Iskandar, Adel and Bassam Haddad, eds. Mediating the Arab Uprisings. Washington, D.C.: Tadween Publishing, 2013.

Jamal, Amaney. Of Empires and Citizens: Pro-American Democracy Or No Democracy at All?. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012.

Joffé, George, ed. North Africa’s Arab Spring. New York; Routledge, 2013.

Larémont, Ricardo René, ed. Revolution, Revolt and Reform in North Africa: The Arab Spring and Beyond. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Lesch, David. Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012.

Lynch, Marc. The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East. New York: PublicAffairs, 2012.

Lynch, Marc, ed., The Arab Uprisings Explained: New Contentious Politics in the Middle East. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.

Lynch, Marc, ed. Islamists in a Changing Middle East. Washington DC: Foreign Policy, 2012.
Kamrava, Mehran, ed. Beyond the Arab Spring: The Evolving Ruling Bargain in the Middle East. 1st Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Korany, Bahgat and Rabab El-Mahdi, eds. Arab Spring in Egypt: Revolution and Beyond. Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2012.

Matthiesen, Toby. Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring That Wasn’t. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013.

McMurray, David and Amanda Ufheil-Somers, eds. The Arab Revolts: Dispatches on Militant Democracy in the Middle East. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2013.

Merlini, Cesare and Olivier Roy, eds. Arab Society in Revolt: The West’s Mediterranean Challenge. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2012.

Monshipouri, Mahmood. Democratic Uprisings in the New Middle East: Youth, Technology, Human Rights, and US Foreign Policy. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2014.

Muasher, Marwan. The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014.

Ninet, Antoni Abat, and Mark Tushnet. The Arab Spring: An Essay on Revolution and Constitutionalism. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015.

Noueihed, Lin and Alex Warren. The Battle for the Arab Spring: Revolution, Counter-Revolution and the Making of a New Era. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012.

Olimat, Muhamad S. Arab Spring and Arab Women: Challenges and Opportunities. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Owen, Roger. The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012.

Phares, Walid. The Lost Spring: U.S. Policy in the Middle East and Catastrophes to Avoid. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Pollack, Kenneth M. et al. The Arab Awakening: America and the Transformation of the Middle East. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2011.

Prashad, Vijay. Arab Spring, Libyan Winter. Oakland, CA: AK Press, 2012.

Rand, Dafna Hochman. Roots of the Arab Spring: Contested Authority and Political Change in the Middle East. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.

Rose, Gideon et al. The New Arab Revolt: What Happened, What It Means, and What Comes Next. New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 2011.

Rosenberg, Jerry M. Aftermath of the Arab Uprisings: The Rebirth of the Middle East. Lanham, MD. Hamilton Books 2012.

Saikal, Amin and Amitav Acharya, eds. Democracy and Reform in the Middle East and Asia: Social Protest and Authoritarian Rule After the Arab Spring. New York: I.B. Tauris, 2013.

Salih, Mohamed M.A. Economic Development and Political Action in the Arab World. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Sallam, Hesham, ed. Egypt’s Parliamentary Elections, 2011-2012: A Critical Guide to a Changing Political Arena. Washington, D.C.: Tadween Publishing, 2013.

Sowers, Jeannie and Chris Toensing, eds. The Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest, and Social Change in Egypt. New York: Verso, 2012.

Stacher, Joshua. Adaptable Autocrats: Regime Power in Egypt and Syria. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012.

Al-Sumait, Fahed Yahya, Nele Lenze, and Michael Hudson, eds. The Arab Uprisings: Catalysts, Dynamics, and Trajectories. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

Telhami, Shibley. The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East. New York: Basic Books, 2013.

Tibi, Bassem. The Sharia State: Arab Spring and Democratization. New York: Routledge, 2013.

Tripp, Charles. The Power and the People: Paths of Resistance in the Middle East. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Ulrichsen, Kristian Coates. Qatar and the Arab Spring. Oxford University Press, 2014.

Wehrey, Frederic M. Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprisings. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.

Willis, Michael J. Politics and Power in the Maghreb: Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco from Independence to the Arab Spring. London: C. Hurst & Company, 2012.

Wright, Robin. Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011.

Yazbek, Samar. A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution (trans. Max Weiss). London: Haus, 2012.

Yossef, Amr, and Joseph Cerami. The Arab Spring and the Geopolitics of the Middle East: Emerging Security Threats and Revolutionary Change. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Zoubir, Yahia H., and Gregory White, eds. North African Politics: Change and Continuity. Routledge, 2015.

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