The Yemeni Revolution: Background and Prospects

10 December, 2012
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Published by the ACRPS in October 2012, The Yemeni Revolution: Background and Prospects (494 pp., edited by Fouad al-Salahy) is the latest round in a series of books published by the ACRPS that examine contemporary Arab revolutions. Some of these publications include Azmi Bishara's Tunisia's Glorious Revolution, Revolution and Susceptibility to Revolution, The Egyptian Revolution, and The Tunisian Revolution; and Hamzeh Mustafa's The Syrian Revolution's Virtual Realm and The Great Arab Awakening. The Yemeni Revolution provides readers with a rich source of data and analysis useful for an in depth, academic study of Arab societies that contributes to the scholarship surrounding the building of modern states following the demise of tyrannical regimes.

In addition to editing the collection, regular ACRPS contributor and Yemen scholar Fouad al-Salahy authored one of the chapters. The other 11 contributors include Qaderi Haidar, Abdulsalam al-Mahtoury, Abdulbari al-Taher, Aidrous al-Nakib, Fadel al-Rubaie, Abdullah al-Aadi, Ali al-Wafi, Mohammed al-Afandi, Abdulkarim Ghanim, Yehya al-Riwi, and Majed al-Mathhaji.

Together, these authors examine the Yemeni revolution, as well as its prelude, steps, and aims. Additionally, they address a number of pressing issues, such as the question of the Yemeni state's formation, taking a historical approach to regional and global interactions; Yemeni civil society and its role in the revolution; challenges the revolution faced; the Southern movement and its threats; the impact on the Yemeni economy; the role of tribes in Yemen in political change; and the effect of youth and social media. The studies included in the book present an objective analysis of the revolution's paths and its future prospects.

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