EBOOK or PDF Taking to the Streets

Iscusses how Syrians have tried to remain steadfast in their commitment to nonviolent resistanceA foreword by Prince Hicham Ben Abdallah El Alaoui third in succession to the Moroccan throne and consulting professor at Stanford University's Center on Democracy Development and the Rule of Law CDDRL provides a Historical Overview Of Activism In The Middle overview of activism in the Middle and North Africa A postscript from CDDRL director Larry Diamond distinguishes the study of activism from that of democratizatio. Taking to the Streets critically examines the conventional wisdom that the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings happened spontaneously and were directed by tech savvy young revolutionaries Pairing first hand spontaneously and were directed by tech savvy young revolutionaries Pairing first hand Activists With The activists with the perspectives of scholars the book illuminates the concept of activism an ongoing process rather than a sudden burst of defiance The contributors examine case studies from uprisings in Tunisia Egypt Libya Yemen Syria Bahrain Morocco Jordan ,


Uwait and Saudi Arabia evaluating the various manifestations of political activism the context of each country's Sociopolitical Landscape The Include A sociopolitical andscape The chapters include a specific timeline of the year following the uprisings and conclude with essons earned First hand observations include those of Libyan activist Rihab Elhaj who reflects on how the revolution gave birth to Libyan civil society as well as Syrian writer and human rights activist Khawla Dunia who ,
Taking to the Streets