Civil Uprisings in Modern Sudan: the 'Khartoum Springs' of 1964 and 1985

Willow Berridge

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    After 2011, Sudanese activists proudly cited their very own 'Arab Springs' of 1964 and 1985, which overthrew the country's first two military regimes, as evidence of their role as trend-setters in the region. Whilst some of these claims may be exaggerated, Sudan was indeed unique in the Arab region at the time in that it witnessed not one but two genuinely popular uprisings which successfully uprooted military authoritarianisms. This book offers the first serious academic history of the 1964 and 1985 uprisings, using them to review post-Arab Spring debates about the relationship between Islamism, democracy and civil protest.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherBloomsbury Academic
    Number of pages304
    ISBN (Electronic)9781474219969 , 9781472574022
    ISBN (Print)9781472574015
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2015


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