Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-216) and index.
Preface 1 Modern Technologies: Possibilities and Constraints 2 The Digital Age, Demographics, and an Ethos of Protest 3 Youthful Momentum, Social Media, Human Rights, and Political Economy 4 Emerging Identities: Emotions, Protests, and New Media 5 US-Iran Relations: From the Green Movement to the Arab Spring 6 The Arab Spring: Regional Implications and Beyond Notes References Index About the Author.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
In this book Mahmood Monshipouri assesses the role of emotion, solidarity and online activism in the Arab Spring, issues which have been largely absent in mainstream coverage of the events. He argues that whilst modern technologies and social media may have brought new politics to the streets, practical organisation on the ground remains crucial when it comes to shaping a country's political future. Monshipouri also considers how these countries will navigate the transition to democracy, especially when the military continues to be involved in politics. This book addresses all of these subjects in an engaging and accessible narrative. (source: Nielsen Book Data)