Asef Bayat


Asef Bayat, a contributing editor of Middle East Report, teaches sociology at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

Articles by this Author
The "Street" and the Politics of Dissent in the Arab World

Cairo's Poor

Squatters and the State

The early 1990s saw a period of renewed urban popular uprisings in Iran, unprecedented since the 1979 revolution. From August 1991 to August 1994, six major upheavals took place in Tehran, Shiraz, Arak, Mashhad, Ghazvin and Tabriz, and there...

Workers' Control After the Revolution

In the months preceeding the February armed insurrection which led to the downfall of the Pahlavi regime, the term shura (council) appeared frequently in the speeches and literature of various political tendencies ranging from the...