Microfoundations of the Arab Uprisings
Microfoundations of the Arab Uprisings
Mapping Interactions between Regimes and Protesters
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Preface by Frédéric Volpi and James M. Jasper Introduction: Rethinking Mobilization after the Arab Uprisings. James M. Jasper and Frédéric Volpi 1: The Social Life of Contentious Ideas: Piracy and Unruly, Trans-Local Appropriation in the Arab Uprisings and Beyond. John Chalcraft 2: Routines and Ruptures in Anti-Israeli Protests in Jordan. Jillian Schwedler 3: Shaping Contention as a Salafi Movement: The Rise and Fall of Ansar al-Sharia in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia. Frédéric Volpi 4: Contingency and Agency in a Turning Point Event: March 18th, 2011 in Daraa, Syria. Wendy Pearlman 5: It Takes Two (or More) to Tango: the Local Coproduction of the Alexandrian Revolutionary Moment. Youssef El Chazli 6: Violence, Social Actors, and Subjectivation in the Egyptian Revolution. Farhad Khosrokhavar Conclusion: Unruly Protest. Charles Kurzman

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"Each essay moves analysis beyond abstract political structures into personal factors, like emotional reactions and confusion, which affect how states and protesters engage with each other ... [the book] offers insightful analysis ... emphasizing how individual players operated in complex environments to spark social change." - Haley Clasen, Middle East Journal Summer 2018 issue (Vol 72, No 3)

Frédéric Volpi, James Jasper (eds)

Microfoundations of the Arab Uprisings

Mapping Interactions between Regimes and Protesters

This book brings together a roster of prominent contributors to present a strategic interactionist perspective on the study of contentious politics in the Middle East in response to the Arab uprisings. The common thread among the contributions is an interest in the micro-level interactions between various strategic players, including not only the mobilisation of protestors during the uprisings but also the responses of regimes. The book also examines short to medium-term adaptations of the regimes and the collective action of opponents in the post-uprisings period, as well as the subsequent trajectories of the protesters themselves in the face of new forms of authoritarianism or democratisation.

Frédéric Volpi

Frédéric Volpi is Senior Lecturer in international politics at the School of International Relations of the University of St Andrews.

James Jasper

James M. Jasper is a sociologist at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has each written a number of books on recent social movements, and is the co-editor of AUP's book series, Protest and Social Movements.