Althawra Alyamaniya (The Yemeni Revolution: Background and Prospects), Edited by: Fouad Salahi, Doha: ACRPS
. 2012. 494pp.
Arabc Centre for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) has just released a new book titled , The Yemeni Revolution: Background and Prospects, edited by Fouad Al-Salahy. The book is the latest round in a series of books published by the ACRPS that examines contemporary Arab revolutions.
The Yemeni Revolution book provides readers with a rich source of data and analysis useful for the academic study of Arab societies that contributes to the scholarship surrounding the building of modern states following the demise of tyrannical regimes.
In addition to editing the collection, regular ACRPS contributor and Yemen scholar Fouad Al-Salahy authored one of the chapters. The other 11 contributors include Qaderi Haidar, Abdulsalam Al-Mahtoury, Abdulbari Al-Taher, Aidrous Al-Nakib, Fadel Al-Rubaie, Abdullah Al-Aadi, Ali Al-Wafi, Mohammed Al-Afandi, Abdulkarim Ghanim, Yehya Al-Riwi and Majed Al-Mathhaji.
These authors examine the Yemeni revolution as well as its prelude, steps and aims. Additionally, they address a number of pressing issues, such as the question of the Yemeni state's formation, taking a historical approach to regional and global interactions; Yemeni civil society and its role in the revolution; challenges the revolution faced; the Southern movement and its threats; the impact on the Yemeni economy; the role of tribes in Yemen in political change; and the effect of youth and social media. The studies included in the book present an objective analysis of the revolution's paths and its future prospects.