"Providing an unbiased analysis of how the Arab Spring transformed politics-as-usual in the Gulf, Toby Matthiesen has given us an invaluable contribution to the discussion of the grassroots revolutionary movements that have swept the region. His insight on the rise of politically-driven sectarianism is critical to our understanding of the chief drivers of conflict in the Middle East today." - Joost Hiltermann, International Crisis Group "Sectarian Gulf is an excellent and timely account of the challenges facing the Persian Gulf today. A must read for anyone interested in understanding the region and the forces that are pulling it apart." - Toby C. Jones, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, author of Desert Kingdom: How Oil and Water Forged Modern Saudi Arabia "Toby Matthiesen has combined first-rate academic research with intensive on-the-ground investigations to produce an excellent account of the Arab Spring in the Gulf monarchies. He artfully weaves first-person reporting with scholarly analysis in a very readable and topical book." - F. Gregory Gause, III, University of Vermont "Matthiesen offers a personal, gripping, and rigorous account of how political entrepreneurs and governments have worked to produce sectarianism across the Gulf, with dangerous implications for the future stability of the region. This short book will help readers to put into context a wide range of developments across the region, and to understand the true significance of the resurgence of an alarming new form of sectarian politics." - Marc Lynch, George Washington University "The same abuses of power that provoked uprisings across the Arab world have driven protests in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in recent years. Toby Matthiesen offers an admirably clear and dispassionate account of how, as in Syria, these regimes have used a sectarian framing to strengthen their own efforts at counter-revolution." - Charles Tripp, School of Oriental and African StudiesVom Verlag:
Toby Matthiesen offers a first-hand account of the Arab Spring protests in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf States, and shows how the regimes have encouraged sectarian divisions to undermine protests, effectively creating a Sectarian Gulf. While this has ensured regime survival in the short term, Matthiesen warns of dire consequences this will have--for the social fabric of the Gulf States, for the rise of transnational Islamist networks, and for foreign relations with the West--in the future.
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Buchbeschreibung Stanford University Press Jul 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 133x207x12 mm. Neuware - This books shows that mass protests erupted in the Gulf states in the wake of the Arab Spring and explains how Gulf regimes survived by dividing protesters along sectarian lines. 208 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780804785730