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New Texts Out Now: Charles Tripp, The Power and the People: Paths of Resistance in the Middle East

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Charles Tripp, The Power and the People: Paths of Resistance in the Middle East. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Charles Tripp (CT): The origins of the book lay initially in my feeling that a great deal of space had been devoted to the analysis of elites, the resilience of regimes, and the dominance of the state in the Middle East. This is perfectly understandable and has produced some outstanding ...

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Resistance within Resistance

[Anti-regime protest in Aleppo marking the second anniversary of the Syrian uprising on 15 March 2013. Image by Aleppo Media Center via Associated Press]

In October 2012, Haytham Manna of the Syrian National Coordination Body for Democratic Change gave a talk at the London School of Economics. Therein, he argued for the importance of continuing nonviolent resistance in Syria, warning against the dangerous logic of both armed resistance and foreign intervention. For this, many in the audience roundly and vocally attacked him, accusing him of being irrelevant to the Syrian struggle, of being a capitulationist, or even a ...

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Charles Tripp

 

 

Charles Tripp is a Professor of Middle East Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is the author of The Power and the People: Paths of Resistance in the Middle East (Cambridge University Press, 2013), A History of Iraq (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and Islam and the Moral Economy: The Challenge of Capitalism (Cambridge University Press, 2006).