Learning Objectives

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This chapter will enable a greater understanding of:
The debates around democratisation in the Middle East and Arab world.
Various tensions related to the relationship between Islam and democracy.
The multiplicity of factors behind the uprisings, including region-wide and country specific trends.
The role of information technology, including social media, during the Arab uprisings.
The dynamics of the Arab uprisings since late 2010 through case studies of Tunisia and Egypt.