This book recently arrived in the Jurisdynamics Network's mailbox —
Chibli Mallat, Philosophy of Nonviolence: Revolution, Constitutionalism, and Justice Beyond the Middle East, available at http://bit.ly/PhilosophyNonviolence. The following description is adapted from Oxford University Press's cover notes to the book:
In the so-called "Arab Spring" of 2011, people throughout the Middle East peacefully protested long entrenched dictatorships. In a matter of weeks, nonviolent marches deposed the dictators of Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen. Philosophy of Nonviolence ponders whether the Arab Spring represented a fundamental break in world history. This break, argues Chibli Mallot, is animated by nonviolence as the new spirit of the philosophy of history. In this evaluation of an ongoing political movement, Professor Mallat engages a wide range of abstract and philosophical arguments, while substantiating those arguments in the historical context of the ongoing Middle East revolution.