Arab uprisings: from street politics to global solidarities

Rather than a presumed “awakening” and contrary to a form of “presentism”, which consists on the vision of an ever changing and “eternal Middle East” (Davis, 2009); the Arab uprisings were a continuation of protests that have broken out in the region since nearly thirty years (Gelvin, 2016: 334). Indeed, before the 2011 uprisings, the Arab world had gone ...

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