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Achcar, Gilbert

Works: 127 works in 447 publications in 7 languages and 6,120 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Maps  Scientific atlases  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Collector, Editor, Publishing director, Director, Creator, Other, Thesis advisor, Contributor, Translator
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Most widely held works by Gilbert Achcar
The people want : a radical exploration of the Arab uprising by Gilbert Achcar( )

31 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The people want.": This first half of slogans chanted by millions of Arab protesters since 2011 revealed a long-repressed craving for democracy. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare by the protestors' demands. Simplistic interpretations of the uprising that has been shaking the Arab world since a young street vendor set himself on fire in Central Tunisia, on 17 December 2010, seek to portray it as purely political, or explain it by culture, age, religion, if not conspiracy theories. Instead, Gilbert Achcar locates the deep roots of the upheaval in the specific economic features that hamper the region's development and lead to dramatic social consequences, including massive youth unemployment. Intertwined with despotism, nepotism, and corruption, these features, produced an explosive situation that was aggravated by post-9/11 U.S. policies. The sponsoring of the Muslim Brotherhood by the Emirate of Qatar and its influential satellite channel, Al Jazeera, contributed to shaping the prelude to the uprising. But the explosion's deep roots, asserts Achcar, mean that what happened until now is but the beginning of a revolutionary process likely to extend for many more years to come. The author identifies the actors and dynamics of the revolutionary process: the role of various social and political movements, the emergence of young actors making intensive use of new information and communication technologies, and the nature of power elites and existing state apparatuses that determine different conditions for regime overthrow in each case. Drawing a balance-sheet of the uprising in the countries that have been most affected by it until now, i.e. Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Libya and Syria, Achcar sheds special light on the nature and role of the movements that use Islam as a political banner. He scrutinizes attempts at co-opting the uprising by these movements and by the oil monarchies that sponsor them, as well as by the protector of these same monarchies: the U.S. government. Underlining the limitations of the "Islamic Tsunami" that some have used as a pretext to denigrate the whole uprising, Gilbert Achcar points to the requirements for a lasting solution to the social crisis and the contours of a progressive political alternative. "--
Perilous power : the Middle East & U.S. foreign policy : dialogues on terror, democracy, war, and justice by Noam Chomsky( Book )

38 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two of the most astute analysts of this part of the world are Noam Chomsky, the preeminent critic of U.S. foreign policy, and Gilbert Achcar, a leading specialist on the Middle East who lived in that region for many years. In their first book together, Chomsky and Achcar bring a keen understanding of the internal dynamics of the Middle East and of the role of the United States. They take up all the key questions of interest to concerned citizens, including such topics as terrorism, fundamentalism, conspiracies, oil, democracy, self-determination, anti-Semitism, and anti-Arab racism, as well as the war in Afghanistan, the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the 2006 Israel-Hamas-Hezbollah armed conflict, and the sources of U.S. foreign policy."--Jacket
Morbid symptoms : relapse in the Arab uprising by Gilbert Achcar( )

24 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the First Wave of Uprisings in 2011, the euphoria of the "Arab Spring" has given way to the gloom of backlash, clashes between rival counter-revolutionary forces, and a decent into mayhem and war. Morbid Symptoms offers a timely assessment of the ongoing Arab uprising. Focusing on Syria and Egypt, Gilbert Achcar analyzes the factors of the regional relapse: the resilience of the old regimes, the power of religious reactionary forces, the exceptional number of rival international and regional supports of both reactionary camps, and the shortcomings of progressive forces. Drawing on a unique combination of scholarly and political knowledge of the Arab region, Achcar argues that, short of radical social change, the region will not achieve stability any time soon
The Arabs and the Holocaust : the Arab-Israeli war of narratives by Gilbert Achcar( Book )

32 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers conflicting Middle-East perspectives on the Holocaust, analyzing such topics as Arab responses to Nazism, the creation of Israel, and the destruction of Palestine
The clash of barbarisms : September 11 and the making of the new world disorder by Gilbert Achcar( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The London bombings of July 7th, 2005, revived the debates that raged after 9/11. What relation did they bear to the foreign and war policies of the United Kingdom and the United States? Were they symptoms of a "cultural clash" between deep-seated 'values' or signs of a social crisis at the root of the ongoing conflict? How should we analyze the present-day emergence of fanatical forms of Islamic fundamentalism? The title of the book alludes to the famous thesis on the 'Clash of Civilizations'. Achcar develops a counterthesis, namely that the clashes we are witnessing do not oppose civilizations, but their dark sides. Each civilization produces a specific form of barbarism, which tends to take over in periods of crisis. Accordingly, the Bush administration doesn't embody the values of Western civilization nor does Islamic fanaticism of the al-Qa'ida type represent Islamic civilization. The clash between them is a 'clash of barbarisms' in which the main culprit remains the most powerful. The war of aggression and occupation in Iraq led to blatant manifestations of Western barbarism, most strikingly epitomized by the torture at Abu Ghraib, and inevitably nurtured fanatical Islamic and other counterbarbarisms."--Back cover
The 33-day war : Israel's war on Hezbollah in Lebanon and its consequences by Gilbert Achcar( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an assessment of the Israel-Lebanon conflict. This work describes the popular basis of Hezbollah in Lebanon among the Shiites, and its relation to the country's other religious communities and political forces. It analyzes the regional roles of Syria, Iran and Hamas as well as the politics of US and Europe
Eastern cauldron : Islam, Afghanistan, Palestine and Iraq in a Marxist mirror by Gilbert Achcar( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together Gilbert Achcar's major writings on issues including: the political meaning of Islam, the relation of the West to the Islamic world, the new form of imperialism signaled by the Soviet and US occupations of Afghanistan and the intractable conflict over Palestine
The legacy of Ernest Mandel( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leader of the international Trotskyist movement, lifelong revolutionary and scholar of world renown, Ernest Mandel managed to combine the role of respected intellectual and political leader. This book critically appraises his theoretical work
Marxism, orientalism, cosmopolitanism by Gilbert Achcar( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of essays, Gilbert Achcar examines the controversial relationship of Marxism to religion, to Orientalism and its critique by Edward Said, and to the concept of cosmopolitanism. A compelling range of issues is discussed within these pages, including a comparative assessment of Christian liberation theology and Islamic fundamentalism; 'Orientalism in reverse', which can take the form of an apology for Islamic fundamentalism; the evolution of Marx's appraisal of non-Western societies; and the vagaries of 'cosmopolitanism' up to our present era of globalisation. Erudite and incisive, these essays provide a major contribution to the critical discussion of Marxism, Orientalism and cosmopolitanism, and illuminate the relationships between all three"--Provided by publisher
Le choc des barbaries : terrorismes et désordre mondial by Gilbert Achcar( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in French and Spanish and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait de la couverture : "Au-delà de l'horreur, les attentats du 11 septembre 2001 soulèvent nombre de questions majeures. Le cycle infernal de la terreur ne témoigne-t-il pas du désordre mondial de l'après-Guerre froide? Assistons-nous à un choc des civilisations ou à un choc des barbaries? Que révèlent les différences de perceptions qu'a suscitées cet événement, objet d'un médiatisation inégalée? Comment s'explique le fait que l'homme le plus haï de l'histoire des Etats-Unis soit originaire du royaume saoudien, un de leurs alliés les plus anciens, grand exportateur de pétrole et d'intégrisme islamique? Quel rapport y a-t-il entre un "terrorisme" qui vise les points vulnérables de l'hyperpuissance américaine et l'impératif officiel de "dominance" mondiale qu'elle s'est asignée dans l'après-Guerre froide? Et comment, du "nouvel ordre mondial" promis par Bush prère, en est-on arrivé, sous Bush fils, à ce monde chaotique, pris entre le feu dévorant des violences de toutes sortes et les eaux glaciales du calcul égoïste? Ce sont quelques-unes des questions qu'aborde cet ouvrage."
Les arabes et la Shoah la guerre israélo-arabe des récits by Gilbert Achcar( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas der Globalisierung : [die neuen Daten und Fakten zur Lage der Welt]( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mondialisation, spéculation, Ong, consommation, effet de serre, homophobie, racisme, réfugiés, asile, Washington, Canada, Mexique, Ajmérique latine, Turquie, Russie, Moscou, capitalisme, pétrole, Caucase, Japon, Tokyo, Pékin, Corée, Afghanistan, eau, Golfe, Kurdes, Intifada, Oslo, Algérie, Sida, Congo, Israël, Proche-Orient
The Israeli dilemma, a debate between two left-wing Jews : letters between Marcel Liebman and Ralph Miliband by Marcel Liebman( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La nouvelle guerre froide : le monde après le Kosovo by Gilbert Achcar( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le marxisme d'Ernest Mandel by Ernest Mandel( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La solidarité : enquête sur un principe juridique( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La solidarité n'est ni assurance ni assistance. Elle ne divise pas le monde entre ceux qui donneraient sans recevoir et ceux qui recevraient sans avoir rien à donner : tous contribuent selon leurs capacités et reçoivent selon leurs besoins. Le droit européen a récemment hissé la solidarité au rang de principe fondamental, à l'instar de la liberté, de l'égalité et de la justice. Dans le même temps, l'idéologie libérale en promeut le démantèlement méthodique, considérant qu'une grande société fondée sur l'ordre du Marché n'a que faire de la solidarité (F Hayek). La question se pose donc de savoir si la solidarité est le témoin provisoire d'un ordre juridique condamné à disparaître ou bien l'un des ferments de sa recomposition. L'enquête conduite dans ce livre vise à y répondre. Elle commence par retracer l'histoire du concept de solidarité, depuis son apparition en droit romain jusqu'à sa moderne diffusion en biologie, en sociologie et en droit social. Elle se poursuit en examinant cette notion d'origine européenne au prisme d'autres civilisations. Explorant les évolutions politiques et législatives les plus récentes, elle met enfin en évidence l'extrême actualité du principe de solidarité dans toutes les grandes régions du monde.--
Estados peligrosos : Oriente Medio y la política exterior estadounidense by Noam Chomsky( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En su primera obra conjunta, Chomsky y Achcar aportan su profundo conocimiento de la dinámica interna de Oriente Medio y del papel de Estados Unidos en la zona. Abordan cuestiones clave tales como el terrorismo, el fundamentalismo, el petróleo, la democracia; sin olvidar la guerra de Afganistán, la invasión de Irak, el conflicto armado entre Israel, Hamás y Hezbolá
Le peuple veut : une exploration radicale du soulèvement arabe by Gilbert Achcar( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in French and Spanish and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La poudrière du Moyen-Orient : entretiens réalisés par Stephen Shalom by Noam Chomsky( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La guerre des 33 jours : la guerre d'Israël contre le Hezbollah au Liban et ses conséquences by Gilbert Achcar( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cet ouvrage présente une analyse de la guerre des 33 Jours et de ses conséquences nourrie d'une observation minutieuse du contexte politique et stratégique et d'une mise en perspective historique."
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Perilous power : the Middle East & U.S. foreign policy : dialogues on terror, democracy, war, and justice
The Arabs and the Holocaust : the Arab-Israeli war of narrativesThe clash of barbarisms : September 11 and the making of the new world disorderThe 33-day war : Israel's war on Hezbollah in Lebanon and its consequencesEastern cauldron : Islam, Afghanistan, Palestine and Iraq in a Marxist mirrorThe legacy of Ernest MandelThe Israeli dilemma, a debate between two left-wing Jews : letters between Marcel Liebman and Ralph MilibandEstados peligrosos : Oriente Medio y la política exterior estadounidense
Alternative Names
Achcar, Gilbert

Achcar Gilbert 1951-

Ashqar, Jilbayr

Ashqar, Jilbīr

Ashqar, Zhīlbir

Ašqar, Ǧilbīr al-

Gilbert Achcar chercheur franco-libanais et écrivain

Gilbert Achcar Frans journalist

Gilbert Achcar französisch-libanesischer Politologe und Soziologe

Gilbert Achcar French communist

Gilbert Achcar Lebanese-French academic, and writer

Gilbert Achcar politologo francese

Жильбер Ашкар

Жільбер Ашкар

أشقر، جلبير

أشقر، جيلبير، 1951-

أشقر, جيلبيرت

أشقر جيلبيرت 1951-

اشقر، ژيلبر

<<ال>>أشقر، جلبير

الأشقر، جلبير

‏الأشقر، جلبير‏، 1951-

الأشقر، جيلبير

جلبير الأشقر، 1951-

아쉬카르, 질베르

아슈카르, 질베르

アシュカル, ジルベ-ル

アシュカル, ジルベール


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