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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 121–137.
Published: 16 June 2020
... constitutions of Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt) are presented and analyzed with the purpose of answering the following questions: From a descriptive–analytical perspective, are the new Arab bills of rights adopting similar designs? From a formal perspective, do these new designs imply a shift with respect...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 46–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
... roadmap to reclaim the state by launching state-building processes that have national reconciliation as an essential component at their core. State-building cannot be purely a technical exercise of defining, designing, building, or reforming public institutions, while ignoring reconciliation. No matter...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 123–131.
Published: 28 August 2020
... age. Due to the unprecedented spread of capitalist materialism, its design of liberalistic culture around human rights, and the engineering of the fate of peoples on route to globalism, resistance identity has been centered around a “solid core” in its cultural structure. Examples of this are the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 51–78.
Published: 28 August 2020
... believed. At the young age of thirty-one, his growing portfolio of responsibilities, elevated further and he became King Salman’s designated successor before the king, who is eighty-one and not in the best of health, dies. That could cause further divisions within the royal family and even be resisted...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (3): 3–24.
Published: 03 September 2018
... insights into the future, this paper provides a base for a more comprehensive historical overview of the main policy changes by creating a timeline of key changes in the policies and mapping the significant events that have had an impact. It is designed to investigate challenges and opportunities of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 8–26.
Published: 16 June 2020
... recommendations in mind when designing future social policy is unclear. What is certain, however, is that Egypt’s political leadership has chosen to continue on the neoliberal path. What is worrisome, however, is that policymakers in Egypt insist on defining poverty as a phenomenon that could be alleviated by...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 54–80.
Published: 16 June 2020
... of a low degree. Also, the role of these institutions in the enhancement of the values of good citizenship among university students, as well as enhancing the view of intermediation and moderation, was low, as the mean of these items ranged between 1.5 and < 2.5. These institutions designed...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 81–99.
Published: 16 June 2020
... with Israel in 1979, leaving Syria to face Israel on its own. Israel took advantage of Egypt’s withdrawal from the Arab–Israeli struggle to turn its attention eastwards. It wanted to promote its designs for a fragmented Near East based on sectarian entities in order to replace the surrounding Arab...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 27–53.
Published: 16 June 2020
... designers of the responses to protest mobilizations seem to ignore the perverse effects of the dictator’s dilemma and the illusions it produces. Francisco (2004 , 62) notes: “Dictators and their agents regularly make assumptions or simply take actions to preserve the stability of their country. Serious and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 3–22.
Published: 01 March 2020
... annul a decree that prohibited foreign investors from holding more than forty-nine percent of the funds in Lebanese banks. The said decree had been designed to curtail the influence of Gulf investors in Lebanese finance. In 1978, Hariri established the Saudi branch of the French construction...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 105–122.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., not take into account the views of recipient countries ( Baghzouz 2009 , 283). However, Algeria changed its attitude from reservation to accepting this policy in 2008. Against the backdrop of these emerging events, the European Neighborhood Policy was revised in 2011 6 to designate a response...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 23–45.
Published: 01 March 2020
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (4): 17–36.
Published: 01 December 2019
... reconciliation that has already pretended to end such human rights abuses. Moroccans wonder whether the measures that have been undertaken in the security sector during the last two decades were really designed to strengthen compliance with human rights and the rule of law or were just intended to improve the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (4): 3–16.
Published: 01 December 2019
... in efforts to rally groups in other countries behind them through new political alliances. Within these contexts and political environments, such identities tend to develop in regional and international conflicts. Designations such as the “Arab left” versus the “Arab right,” the “radical Arab states...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (4): 104–120.
Published: 01 December 2019
... as closer to urban critical theory, a return to the advocacy of the right to the city, giving the chance to residents to be stakeholders who can modify the design in an interactive atmosphere (177–80). Early dissertations at Egyptian universities on the Frankfurt School were very much...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (4): 121–140.
Published: 01 December 2019
... been accompanied by no corresponding physical decline” (89). Although Stoddard does not explicitly mention this, the Arabs belong to this category. In his first book, The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy (1920), the titles of the chapters clearly designate four colors for the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (3): 372–391.
Published: 01 July 2017
... interplaying between the social and cultural spheres, in particular the tribal nature of Mauritanian society which, in a de facto sense, designs the roadmap for action on the basis of the citizen’s perpetual tribal affiliation and belonging, as well as the interaction between economic and political reform...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (3): 119–126.
Published: 03 September 2019
...Ahmed Ezz El Din Asad In Chapter 3, “The Relationship between Multiple Social Components,” El Sakka refers to the relationship between the various social components indicating that relations between the religious communities were at their best, and there were no designated neighborhoods for...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (2): 105–138.
Published: 02 June 2019
... el-Luza and Madrasa ( Khamaisi 2012 ). Such plans are generally designed for the demolition of existing buildings, but fall outside the approved or prepared plans of the municipality. 3 The morphology of the city was thus directly influenced by planning policies and its “compounds” that form...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (2): 3–24.
Published: 02 June 2019
... anything (development, liberation, justice). Its structure is designed to fail and reach the dead end, and the tyrannical rulers are but an expression of the conditions of that state, or the idea of the state which is not different from the racist colonial ideas that informed the division of the societies...