Category: The Arab Spring Six Years Later

Informing Activists: How do I support movements in other countries?

Dana Moss How do I support movements in other countries? Classic Reading: Keck, Margaret E., and Kathryn Sikkink. 1998. Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Contemporary:  Moss, Dana M. 2016. “Transnational repression, diaspora … Continue reading

The Arab Spring Sixth Years On: Part 2

Six years ago, after starting with the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi, a wave of protests in the Arabian Middle East toppled several governments and gave voice to a new generation of activists. Mobilizing Ideas marks this anniversary with a dialogue … Continue reading

From the Arab Spring to the Muslim Ban: Diaspora Activists Oppose Authoritarianism at Home and Abroad

    By Dana M. Moss The Arab Spring and its early victories heralded new hope for liberal change in the Middle Eastern region. Six years later, its aftermath has wrought unfathomable tragedies. War in Yemen has produced the world’s largest … Continue reading

On the Prospects of a Second Arab Spring

By Daniel Ritter In her recent book, Donatella della Porta explores the often disappointing outcomes of democracy-seeking social movements by asking “where did the revolution go?” The task she sets for herself is similar to the one bestowed upon the participants … Continue reading

V for Vendetta: Recalling Memories of Arab Spring in the Context of Collective Memory

By Rauf Arif The 2011 political uprisings in the Middle East, frequently referred to as the “Arab Spring,” that had shaken several countries in the Muslim World, are being referred to as iconic collective memory of our recent past as these … Continue reading

Informing Activists: What can activists in the West learn from the Arab Spring?

  Three relevant pieces of research about social movements and the Arab Spring: Mobilization Journal’s special issue on the Arab Spring: http://mobilizationjournal.org/toc/maiq/17/4 Howard, Philip N., and Muzammil M. Hussain. 2013. “Democracy’s fourth wave?: digital media and the Arab Spring.” Oxford … Continue reading