Revolution without Revolutionaries: A book discussion with Asef Bayat

March 19, 2018 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Elliott School for International Affairs, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E St NW
Washington, DC 20052

Cover of Revolution without Revolutionaries by Asef Bayat

Asef Bayat will discuss his new book, Revolution without Revolutionaries: Making Sense of the Arab Spring, (Stanford University Press, 2017) with POMEPS on Monday, March 19, 2018 at the Elliott School for International Affairs, Linder Family Commons, Room 602. Setting the 2011 uprisings side by side with the revolutions of the 1970s, particularly the Iranian Revolution, this book reveals a profound global shift in the nature of protest: as acceptance of neoliberal policy has spread, radical revolutionary impulses have diminished.

Asef Bayat is the Catherine and Bruce Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies and Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East (Stanford, 2009, 2013) and Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn (Stanford, 2007).

Free copies of the book will be available for students

A light lunch will be provided

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