Sunday, 13 January 2013

The Arab Uprisings: An Introduction

The Arab Uprisings: An Introduction

Source:  Fair Observer, 13/01/2013

The Arab Uprisings are a seminal moment in world history. For years, Arab regimes have expropriated power and wealth from their people. In the age of the Internet, exploding populations, and greater aspirations, these regimes have become increasingly incongruous. 

People, regardless of their race, religion, gender or culture, do not want to live in fear. They do not want a midnight knock on their doors. They want basic freedoms, education for their children, decent jobs, peace, and prosperity. In short, people everywhere want a life of dignity, and the Arab Uprisings are the Arab people’s struggle for such a life.

Since Mohammed Bouazizi's self-immolation set off a sequence of events, a body of literature on the Arab Uprisings has been produced. Most of this analysis has been thoughtful and thorough, covering everything from the Islamist upsurge to the economic downturn.

At Fair Observer, our goal is to help you make sense of the world. This book is our enterprise to ensure that you understand the uprisings better. The Arab Uprisings: An Introduction provides an accessible overview for any curious mind. 

Abul-Hasanat Siddique and Casper Wuite, the authors, seek to explain what happened, why it happened, what is different, what lies ahead, and what can be done.

The first excerpt, "The Rise of Islamists", from the book is available at Fair Observer. If you would like to republish, please do so and credit Fair Observer as the original publisher and include a hyperlink.

The Arab Uprisings: An Introduction is available at Amazon and the SlimBooks store. A paperback version will soon be released.

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