Selections from Publics, Politics and Participation: Locating the Public Sphere in the Middle East and North Africa
Edited by Seteney Shami
Publics, Politics and Participation demonstrates how conflict and resistance are generative forces in public discourse. Recent developments in Tunisia and Egypt have borne out some of the central conclusions of this volume.
The book represents some of the results of a five-year project organized by the Social Science Research Council and funded by the Ford Foundation, entitled "Reconceptualizing Public Spheres in the Middle East and North Africa."
Several chapters particularly relevant to current events are: