- Creative Radicalism in the Middle East: Culture and the Arab Left After the Uprisings
Caroline Rooney (University of Kent)
In her recent account of the Arab uprisings, Caroline Rooney outlines the importance of aesthetic strategies and creative expression in the left's critique of authoritarian and Islamic extremist discourse during the revolutions.
- Cleft Capitalism: The Social Origins of Failed Market Making in Egypt
Amr Adly (American University in Cairo)
Cleft Capitalism offers a new explanation for why market-based development can fail to meet expectations: small businesses in Egypt are not growing into medium and larger businesses.
- New Media and Revolution: Resistance and Dissent in Pre-uprising Syria
Billie Jeanne Brownlee (University of Exeter)
Investigating the root causes of the Syrian uprising of 2011, New Media and Revolution shows how acts of online resistance prepared the ground for better-organised street mobilisation.