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Regional Insecurity After the Arab Uprisings

Narratives of Security and Threat

  • Elizabeth Monier

Part of the New Security Challenges Series book series (NSECH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: Narratives of (In)security and (In)stability in the Middle East

  3. Regional Approaches to Security: The Case of the Middle East and North Africa

  4. Identity and Threat Perceptions as Regional Security Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Augustus Richard Norton
      Pages 129-148
  5. Security and Securitizing the Middle East After the Arab Spring

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 224-226

About this book


This book presents an in-depth exploration of the impact of the Arab Uprisings on the relationship between constructions of (in)security, narratives of threat and patterns of socio-political change within the Middle East and North Africa region. It also offers insights into the study of regional security and the operation of threat perceptions.


Security Security Studies Middle East North Africa Arab Spring Arab Uprisings Regionalism Identity Politics Sectarianism Conflict conflict gender geopolitics Institution interdependence Islamism Israel Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth Monier
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WarwickUK

About the editors

Pinar Bilgin, Bilkent University Marina Calculli, American University of Beirut Bezen Balamir Coskun, Zirve University, Gaziantep Louise Fawcett, University of Oxford, UK Sally Khalifa Isaac, Cairo University, Egypt Tami Amanda Jacoby, University of Manitoba, Canada Augustus Richard Norton, Boston University, USA Sybille Reinke de Buitrago, University of Hamburg (IFSH), Germany Mariz Tadros, University of Sussex, UK Bassam Tibi, University of Goettingen, Germany

Bibliographic information


"With 'blow back' from the 2011 Arab uprisings continuing, Dr Elizabeth Monier has identified authors with insightful knowledge of the developments, actors and trends involved. The result is a superb collection of chapters which will intrigue the serious student of Middle Eastern politics, while providing an invaluable contribution to any academic syllabus dealing with the changing security environment in a part of the world where the threat of Armageddon is recurrent.'' - Mark G. Hambley, former US Consul General in Alexandria and Jeddah and Ambassador to Qatar and Lebanon

''Regional Insecurity After the Arab Uprisings examines critical aspects of Middle Eastern security by broadening the analysis to include human security. A breath of fresh air in Security Studies, which is still dominated by a narrow focus on militarism, the volumem will expand the debate on the challenge of security in a new Middle East transformed by contentious politics and civil wars.'' Fawaz A. Gerges, Emirates Chair in Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies, London School of Economics, UK