Understanding the post–Arab Spring world

Asef Bayat: Revolution without Revolutionaries: Making Sense of the Arab Spring (Stanford 2017).  “Setting the 2011 uprisings side by side with the revolutions of the 1970s, particularly the Iranian Revolution, Bayat reveals a profound global shift in the nature of protest: as acceptance of neoliberal policy has spread, radical revolutionary impulses have diminished. Protestors call for reform rather than fundamental transformation.”