Middle Eastern Minorities

Author: Ibrahim Zabad
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 131709672X
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This is a comprehensive survey of minorities in the Middle East with a special focus on the post Arab Spring era. Minority communities in the Middle East are the most susceptible to the turbulence engulfing the region; the majority may suffer physical violence and socioeconomic loss, but minorities could potentially vanish. Instead of ushering in democracy and inclusive politics, the revolutionary upheavals have prompted chaos and fear and reinforced the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism throughout the region. Zabad uses historical sources as well as first-hand interviews to vividly describe the current status of minorities in the Middle East, explaining attitudes towards the revolutionary upheavals as well as the various strategies they used to avail themselves of the opportunities presented and to confront the risks posed. The question of ethnic, sectarian and religious minorities is situated in the context of the broader history of the region in order to explain the underlying institutional and ideological factors that caused their predicament and problematized their relationship with the majority. The book providesa rich trove of information and insights generated from ten case studies that covered the Shī‘a in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Lebanon and Egypt, the Druze, the Alawites, Christians and Kurds in Syria, the Copts in Egypt, and the Zaydis in Yemen.
Middle Eastern Minorities
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Ibrahim Zabad
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-27 - Publisher: Routledge

This is a comprehensive survey of minorities in the Middle East with a special focus on the post Arab Spring era. Minority communities in the Middle East are the most susceptible to the turbulence engulfing the region; the majority may suffer physical violence and socioeconomic loss, but minorities could potentially
Middle Eastern Minorities and the Arab Spring
Language: en
Pages: 343
Authors: K. Scott Parker, Tony E. Nasrallah
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher: Gorgias Press

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Minority Politics in the Middle East and North Africa
Language: en
Pages: 138
Authors: Will Kymlicka, Eva Pföstl
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-02 - Publisher: Routledge

Projects of democratic reform in the Middle East and North Africa have said little about the place of minorities and minority rights in their vision of reform, implying that these issues are best deferred to some indefinite future. While many people describe the Arab Spring as a ‘battle for pluralism’,
Turkey’s Relations with the Middle East
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Hüseyin Işıksal, Oğuzhan Göksel
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-18 - Publisher: Springer

This volume examines contemporary political relations between Turkey and the Middle East. In the light of the Arab Uprisings of 2011, the Syria Crisis, the escalation of regional terrorism and the military coup attempt in Turkey, it illustrates the dramatic fluctuations in Turkish foreign policy towards key Middle Eastern countries,
Minorities and State-Building in the Middle East
Language: en
Pages: 295
Authors: Paolo Maggiolini, Idir Ouahes
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-19 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book offers fresh insights to enhance and diversify our understanding of the modern history of the state and societies in today’s Jordan, while also providing examples of why and how scholars can challenge the static and discursively government-minded approaches to minorities and minoritisation – especially the traditional emphasis on