9780190611415-0190611413-False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East

False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East

ISBN-13: 9780190611415
ISBN-10: 0190611413
Edition: 1
Author: Cook, Steven A.
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 360 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780190611415
ISBN-10: 0190611413
Edition: 1
Author: Cook, Steven A.
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 360 pages

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Acknowledged authors Cook, Steven A. wrote False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East comprising 360 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0190611413 and 9780190611415. Since then False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.48 or rent at the marketplace.

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More than half a decade after Arabs across the Middle East across the Middle East poured into the streets to demand change, hopes for democracy have disappeared in a maelstrom of violence and renewed state repression. In False Dawn, noted Middle East expert Steven A. Cook looks at the trajectory of events across the region from the initial uprising in Tunisia to the failed coup attempt in Turkey to explain why the Arab Spring uprisings did not succeed. Despite appearances, there were no true revolutions in the Middle East seven years ago: none of the affected societies underwent social revolutions, and the old structures of power were never eliminated. Even supposed successes like Tunisia still face significant barriers to democracy because of the continued strength of old regime players. Libya, the state that came closest to revolution, has fragmented into chaos, and Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has undertaken a widespread crackdown on his opponents, reinforcing the Turkish leader's personal power.

After taking stock of how and why the uprisings failed to produce lasting change, Cook considers the role of the United States in the region. What Washington cannot do, Cook argues, is shape the politics of the Middle East going forward. While many in the policymaking community believe that the United States must "get the Middle East right," American influence is actually quite limited; the future of the region lies in the hands of the people who live there. Authoritative and powerfully argued, False Dawn is a major work on one of the most important historical events of the past quarter century.

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