By Nadine Sika

throughout the Arab uprisings of past due 2010 and early 2011, 9 regimes all through North Africa and the center East have been faced via significant demonstrations and contentious occasions. whilst the uprisings all started in Egypt, it grew to become obtrusive that adolescence events have been going to play a wide half within the uprisings themselves, in addition to the consequent political and social adjustments. during this booklet, Nadine Sika demonstrates how formative years activities initiated contestation, and the way the regime in Egypt reacted via a exhibit of authoritarian resilience, growing possibilities, threats to and constraints at the skill of stripling routine to mobilize and to community. nevertheless, she explores how formative years movement's repertoires may cause a regime to evolve, improve, or downgrade its authoritarian instruments in an try and regulate, co-opt, or disempower the move, highlighting how a regime's belief of a chance can propel it in the direction of both shielding or offensive strategies.

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