‘Jordan and the Arab Uprisings’ — the latest book by Appalachian’s Curtis Ryan — published by Columbia University Press

In “Jordan and the Arab Uprisings: Regime Survival and Politics Beyond the State,” the latest book by Dr. Curtis Ryan, professor of political science in Appalachian State University’s Department of Government and Justice Studies, Ryan examines how the country of Jordan managed to avoid political upheaval during the Arab Spring — a series of pro-democracy uprisings that spread across the Middle East in early 2011.

In the book, Ryan draws upon extensive interviews and fieldwork with a range of individuals — from grassroots activists to King Abdullah II of Jordan — and addresses such questions as:

  • How did the regime survive in the face of the pressures unleashed by the Arab uprisings?
  • What does its resilience tell us about the prospects for reform or revolutionary change?
“Jordan and the Arab Uprisings: Regime Survival and Politics Beyond the State,” by Dr. Curtis Ryan, professor of political science at Appalachian State University. The book is published by Columbia University Press. Columbia University Press image
Published: Jun 8, 2018 10:43am

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