Lineages of Revolt
Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East

Hanieh, Adam
Date Written:  2013-11-01
Publisher:  Haymarket Books, Chicago, USA
Year Published:  2013
Pages:  348pp   ISBN:  9781608463251
Library of Congress Number:  HB501   Dewey:  330.1220956
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX16481

While the outcomes of the tumultuous uprisings that continue to transfix the Arab world remain uncertain, the root causes of rebellion persist. Drawing upon extensive empirical research, Lineages of Revolt tracks the major shifts in the region’s political economy over recent decades.

Adam Hanieh explores the contours of neoliberal policies, dynamics of class and state formation, imperialism and the nature of regional accumulation, the significance of Palestine and the Gulf Arab states, and the ramifications of the global economic crisis. By mapping the complex and contested nature of capitalism in the Middle East, the book demonstrates that a full understanding of the uprisings needs to go beyond a simple focus on ‘dictators and democracy’.

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