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  • Making sense of the Arab Spring

    U. of I. sociology professor Asef Bayat has made a career of studying political and social movements in the Middle East and now he’s taken a look at the Arab Spring and its aftermath, as well as the nature of revolution itself.

    U. of I. sociology professor Asef Bayat has made a career of studying political and social movements in the Middle East, with books such as “Street Politics,” “Life as Politics,” and “Making Islam Democratic.” Now he’s taken a look at the Arab Spring and its aftermath, as well as the nature of revolution itself.

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Asef Bayat, call 217-333-1950; email abayat@illinois.edu

    “Revolution without Revolutionaries: Making Sense of the Arab Spring” is published by Stanford University Press.