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Published: 27 July 2017

360 Pages


ISBN: 9780190611415

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False Dawn

Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East

Steven Cook

  • Offers a sweeping narrative account of the past five years, covering a range of Middle Eastern countries
  • Timely argument of how and why the Arab uprisings were failed revolutions that have instead produced violence and renewed state repression
  • Considers the role of the U.S. in the Middle East and argues that the U.S. cannot shape the situation going forward
  • Develops a detailed analysis highlighting the parallels between Turkey's authoritarian trajectory and the unsuccessful transitions to democracy in Arab countries

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