The Arab Spring represents a tectonic shift in Middle East from austere authoritarianism to opening the space for long repressed Islamist movements to seek elected office and political power. Examining this shift, the topic of this book, is a key to understand the new Middle East and assess where the region is heading. The volume is the result of long-term research co-operation between the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and the Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy (Muwatin) funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).
Book contributors (alphabetically):
No city is the same: Livelihood opportunities among self-settled Syrian refugees in Beirut, Tripoli and Tyre
Considering kin and countrymen – challenges to social networks among Syrians in Tripoli, Lebanon
The politics of refugee relief: UNRWA and the ongoing funding crisis
Kjersti G. Berg and Jørgen Jensehaugen
Chinese aid – a blessing for Africa and a challenge to western donors