Books about the Arab Spring



The 'Arab Spring' that began in 2011 has placed a spotlight on the transfer of political power in Islamic societies, reviving old questions about the place of political dissent and rebellion in Islamic civilization and raising new ones about the place of religion in modern Islamic societies.


In Anatomy of Dissent in Islamic Societies, the author examines the complex historical evolution of Islamic civilization in an effort to trace the roots of the paradigms and principles of Islamic political and legal theories. This study is one of the first attempts at providing a fuller picture of the place of dissent and rebellion in Islamic civilization by interpreting Sunni and Shi`i records in the context of little-known Ibadi political and legal materials. As the oldest sect, Ibadiyyah provides a record of the ways sectarianism and dissent developed and impinged on Islamic society and thought.

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 The Arab Spring: Change and Resistance in the Middle East; David W. Lesch


The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East ; Marc Lynch

The Arab Uprisings Explained: New Contentious Politics in the Middle East (Columbia Studies in Middle East Politics); Marc Lynch

The New Middle East: The World After the Arab Spring; Paul Danahar

The Battle for the Arab Spring: Revolution, Counter-Revolution and the Making of a New Era; Lin Noueihed

Arab Spring Dreams: The Next Generation Speaks Out for Freedom and Justice from North Africa to Iran; Nasser Weddady

Dispatches from the Arab Spring: Understanding the New Middle East; Paul Amar

Turkey and the Arab Spring: Leadership in the Middle East; Graham E. Fuller

Arab Spring, Libyan Winter; Vijay Prashad

The Lost Spring: U.S. Policy in the Middle East and Catastrophes to Avoid; Walid Phares

Democracy's Fourth Wave?: Digital Media and the Arab Spring (Oxford Studies in Digital Politics); Philip N. Howard

Arab Spring in Egypt: Revolution and Beyond; Bahgat Korany


The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism; Marwan Muasher

The New Middle East: Protest and Revolution in the Arab World; Fawaz A. Gerges

Islam and the Arab Awakening; Tariq Ramadan

The Battle for the Arab Spring: Revolution, Counter-Revolution and the Making of a New Era; Lin Noueihed

Beyond the Arab Spring: Authoritarianism & Democratization in the Arab World; Rex Brynen

After the Arab Spring: How Islamists Hijacked The Middle East Revolts; John R. Bradley

Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy; Andrew C McCarthy

The Second Arab Awakening: Revolution, Democracy, and the Islamist Challenge from Tunis to Damascus; Adeed Dawisha

Transitional Justice and the Arab Spring; Kirsten J. Fisher

Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring That Wasn't (Stanford Briefs); Toby Matthiesen

Stories of Change: Beyond the Arab Spring; World Press Photo

The Sharia State: Arab Spring and Democratization; Bassam Tibi

The Modern Middle East: A History; James L. Gelvin

The New Arab Revolt: What Happened, What It Means, and What Comes Next ; Council on Foreign Relations/Foreign Affairs

Social Media and the Arab Spring: How Facebook, Twitter, and Camera Phones Changed the Egyptian Army's Response to Revolution; U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

A Tourist in the Arab Spring (Bradt Travel Guides (Travel Literature)); Tom Chesshyre


The Political Aesthetics of Global Protest: The Arab Spring and Beyond; Pnina Werbner

Beyond the Arab Spring: The Evolving Ruling Bargain in the Middle East; Mehran Kamrava


Food, Farming, and Freedom: Sowing the Arab Spring; Rami Zurayk

North Africa's Arab Spring; George Joffé

Inside the Arab Revolution: Three years on the front line of the Arab Spring; Koert Debeuf

The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform; Jason Brownlee

Politics and Power in the Maghreb: Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco from Independence to the Arab Spring; Michael Willis


Roots of the Arab Spring: Contested Authority and Political Change in the Middle East; Dafna Hochman Rand

The Dawn of the Arab Uprisings: End of an Old Order?; Bassam Haddad

Syria - A Decade of Lost Chances: Repression and Revolution from Damascus Spring to Arab Spring; Carsten Wieland

The Arab Spring in the Global Political Economy (International Political Economy Series); Leila Simona Talani

The Arab Uprisings: Catalysts, Dynamics, and Trajectories; Fahed Al-Sumait


13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi; Mitchell Zuckoff


Algeria Three Years After the Arab Spring (Mediterranean Paper Series); Daniela Huber

The Economic and Political Aftermath of the Arab Spring: Perspectives from Middle East and North African Countries; Carlo Altomonte

Online Arab Spring: Social Media and Fundamental Change (Chandos Publishing Social Media Series); Reza Jamali

The United States and the Arab Spring: Threats and Opportunities in a Revolutionary Era (Westview Press Spotlight); Mark L. Haas

Women and the Arab Spring; Committee on Foreign Relations United States Senate

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