Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2019

360 Pages | 3 illustrations

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190931759

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False Dawn

Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East

Steven A. 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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