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How Capitalism Failed the Arab World: The Economic Roots and Precarious Future of the Middle East Uprisings, was published by Zed books, a leading progressive publisher in London, United Kingdom. The book provides a comprehensive account of the roots of the revolutionary upheavals in the Middle East in 2010/2011, their prospects for success in terms of establishing new democratic institutions and, in some cases like Syria and Libya, their troubling transmogrification into civil war and havens of terror, as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other extremist groups filled in the post-revolutionary political vacuum.

“An intellectually and morally courageous analysis of how the interplay between global capitalist forces and local tyrannies fuelled one national uprising after another....”

Alamin Mazrui, Professor, Rutgers University

“An extremely timely book which shows how globalization and capitalism have failed the Arab world, driven by crony capitalism...”

Jane Harrigan, Professor of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

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