<Embed>
  • RRP: £9.83
  • You Save: £0.04
FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10.
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, ... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 delivery
Used: Good | Details
Sold by WeBuyBooks
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Small annotations to some pages, may include notes, highlighting or underlining UK Expedited shipping available on this item for 4.99. Fast shipping. Excellent Customer Feedback.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring That Wasn't (Stanford Briefs) Paperback – 3 Jul 2013

4.2 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Paperback
£9.79
£6.68 £4.42
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions

  • Buy this product and stream 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. E-mail after purchase. Conditions apply. Learn more

Frequently bought together

  • Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring That Wasn't (Stanford Briefs)
  • +
  • The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent And Sectarianism (Cambridge Middle East Studies)
Total price: £26.03
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton


Product details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Stanford Briefs (3 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804785732
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804785730
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 774,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Review

"Toby Matthiesen's Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring That Wasn't is an important book. It serves as both an eyewitness account to the initial phase of the Arab Spring, as demands for reform cascaded across parts of the Gulf states, and an analysis of how and why the regional counterrevolution succeeded in isolating and fracturing the burgeoning protest movements . . . The points put forward by Matthiesen to depict the rise of sectarian politics in the Gulf as a policy response to the Arab Spring are compelling. So, too, are the personal observations from the author's travels to Bahrain and Kuwait in 2011 and after, and to Saudi Arabia prior to the start of the upheaval . . . Matthiesen's work breaks new ground in analyzing both the root causes and the trajectory of sectarian tension in the Middle East . . . Sectarian Gulf therefore sets the scene for a much longer and more complex set of struggles that will define the politics of the Gulf for years and even decades to come." Author: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen Source: H-Diplo

"Toby Matthiesen's Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring that Wasn't is an extremely timely analysis: an attempt to 'tell the story of how the Arab Spring affect these Gulf countries' and to delineate the use of sectarianism as a governance strategy since 2011 . . . [I]t is ideal as an introductory reader that contributes to academic understandings of sectarianism and Gulf politics while remaining comprehensible to general readers . . . [T]his book offers a convincing and balanced analysis that is well worth reading." Author: Jessie Moritz Source: Asian Studies Review

"Toby Matthiesen has combined first-rate academic research with intensive on-the-ground investigations to produce an excellent account of the Arab Spring in the Gulf monarchies. He artfully weaves first-person reporting with scholarly analysis in a very readable and topical book." Author: F. Gregory Gause, III Source: University of Vermont

"The description and analysis of events in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are excellent, especially the information of Shi'ite political movements in each country . . . Recommended." Author: C. H. Allen Source: CHOICE

"The same abuses of power that provoked uprisings across the Arab world have driven protests in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in recent years. Toby Matthiesen offers an admirably clear and dispassionate account of how, as in Syria, these regimes have used a sectarian framing to strengthen their own efforts at counter-revolution." Author: Charles Tripp Source: School of Oriental and African Studies

"...Sectarian Gulf is unquestionably an important book because it contributes to our understanding of the Middle East in a new way . . . [Matthiesen] has written an excellent and personal account of the challenges facing the Persian Gulf." Author: Jeanne Guedj Source: World Religion Watch

"Sectarian Gulf [presents] informative and lucid accounts of the forces, characters, and events shaping the recent development of the sectarian politics of the Gulf region [and also contains] direct eyewitness accounts and a . . . vivid portrayal of the characters and events." Author: Sami Zubaida Source: The Middle East Journal

"Matthiesen offers a personal, gripping, and rigorous account of how political entrepreneurs and governments have worked to produce sectarianism across the Gulf, with dangerous implications for the future stability of the region. This short book will help readers to put into context a wide range of developments across the region, and to understand the true significance of the resurgence of an alarming new form of sectarian politics." Author: Marc Lynch Source: George Washington University

"In Sectarian Gulf Toby Matthiesen provides an excellent introduction to the current situation there He saw dramatic change close up, and bears witness to the damage done." Author: Jeremy Jones Source: Journal of Islamic Studies

"In this account of the controversial tactics employed by Gulf-region governments to supress domestic uprisings during the Arab Spring, Matthiesen argues that, while these methods staved off revolution in the short term, failure to address calls for democratic reform will ultimately intensify a range of problems, endangering the future stability of the Middle East." Author: Survival

From the Author

Toby Matthiesen is a Research Fellow in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. He has published in The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Middle East Journal, and Middle East Report, and has done extensive fieldwork in the Middle East during the Arab Spring. He previously worked as a Gulf Consultant for the International Crisis Group.

See all Product description

2 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

10 October 2018
Verified Purchase
8 January 2014
2 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 3.4 out of 5 stars 7 reviews
Yousef
5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars
22 August 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Ryan Terry Bohl
5.0 out of 5 starsDeep, in-depth tale of the Persian Gulf
26 April 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful.
Stephen H. Franke
4.0 out of 5 starsInteresting and different perspective on events and players in the Gulf region
23 August 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful.
Baqer M Alnemer
4.0 out of 5 stars5 out of 5
6 August 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Nada Faris
5.0 out of 5 starsA Relevant Introduction
1 March 2015 - Published on Amazon.com