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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 86–104.
Published: 01 March 2020
... global order. The fact that China may prove successful in articulating parallel and/or alternative norms and institutions to those that currently define the global liberal order could trigger shifts in the MENA normative environment. Three cases are examined in order to assess this potential: its...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2015) 8 (3): 351–362.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Jamil Hilal The 1967 occupied Palestinian territories have undergone three major types of development since the Oslo agreement between the Palestinian Liberation Organization and Israel was signed in 1993 and the Palestinian Authority was established in 1994. These developments have brought far...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (1-2): 91–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
... contestation between Islamists and liberals but this may be misleading. Islamists are not united but they share an adherence to the establishment of a Muslim society and some form of a khilafa. However, non-Islamists may not easily be identified as “on current.” Indeed, the “current” includes an array of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 8–26.
Published: 16 June 2020
...Rasha S. Mansour This paper examines Egypt’s shift from socialism to neo-liberalism in the wake of the economic crisis of the late 1980s and the implications of this shift for its socialist legacy. It argues that the decline of the welfare state in Egypt since 1991 has contributed to the erosion of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 27–53.
Published: 16 June 2020
...Ben Ahmed Hougua For more than twenty years, politics in Morocco has been witnessing a change in the cycles of protests under the influence of the parameters linked to the economic liberalization and evolution of the processes of disenchantment with a conventional political culture. The frequent...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 3–22.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Kamal Dib Lebanon, a multi-confessional state, is undergoing a deep socioeconomic change that could trigger a review of its constitutional arrangement. The tiny republic on the Mediterranean was born in 1920 as a liberal democracy with a market economy, where the Christians had the upper hand in...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2011) 4 (4): 484–500.
Published: 01 October 2011
... shaped the complex field of Political Islam, contributing to two distinct but interlinked phenomena. On the one hand, they have managed to lead Islamists and liberal secularists to overcome many of their previous divisions to sustain common battles in the name of democracy and human rights. On the other...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (4): 63–82.
Published: 04 December 2018
... impoverishment; to be wary of debt; to avoid ventures; to be wary of predators; and to be wary of intruders. The study tackled the twin issues of opting for limited liberalism and the need for reform to allow the economy breathing space. 1. Avoid...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2010) 3 (1): 21–37.
Published: 01 January 2010
... women's activism and role within Hamas. First, Hamas propagates gendered worldviews and roles within the nationalist project as well as within the movement. Those outlooks intersect with historized notions of Arab–Muslim identity as well as with notions of liberation against foreign (Western) occupation...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (4): 536–551.
Published: 01 October 2016
... be further analyzed. This study builds on the juxtaposition of the historical background of the AUB and the increase of veiled students on campus. It investigates what the veil means in a liberal Western institution like AUB. The two concepts sound contradictory for many people in Lebanon, who assume...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2008) 1 (4): 551–571.
Published: 01 October 2008
... the Gulf tribalism political pluralism regime legitimacy democracy and the GCC political control corruption in the Arabian Gulf The Arabian Gulf: political pluralism and the dilemma of totalitarian bureaucracies a study in the liberalization of monopolistic policies Fathi al-Afifi Zagazig...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 123–131.
Published: 28 August 2020
.... Resistance identities were established in weaker domains due to the divisions caused by the old-world system that was designed by the victors early in the previous century. Based on its impact, national liberation movements, demanding the right to determine their people’s fate, emerged everywhere: Latin...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 3–24.
Published: 28 August 2020
... rights and fundamental freedoms” (54–56). 1. In the opposite direction, Zakaria (1997) states that “Western liberal democracy might prove to be not the final destination on the democratic road, but just one of many possible exits” (24). © 2020 by the Centre for Arab Unity Studies 2020...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 51–78.
Published: 28 August 2020
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 98–122.
Published: 28 August 2020
... form of liberalization, reinstating political parties and returning to them the right to publish newspapers ( Lohner, Banjac and Neverla 2016 ). When Sadat was assassinated in 1981, a state of emergency was imposed, restricting press freedoms ( Mabrouk 2010 ) with laws allowing censorship and the right...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 121–137.
Published: 16 June 2020
... opening of a new era in the constitutional evolution of the Arab region. The 1990s were characterized by a progressive global resurgence of liberalism and the domestic desire of elites to allow for certain democratic concessions because of the need, first, to parry the opposition as regimes reduced...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 81–99.
Published: 16 June 2020
... direct confrontation with it in the Middle East ( Karawan 1994 , 434). This was the major reason why he joined the US-led coalition to “liberate” Kuwait in 1991. The rapprochement toward the United States, Assad hoped, would help Syria gain a partnership with it in the Middle East. Syria received US$2...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 146–156.
Published: 16 June 2020
... any commitment to the principles of supporting national liberation movements, including the right of self-determination. Among the most prominent events that show the American position on the Kurdish issue in Iraq was the First Gulf War in 1990. In the wake of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, the United...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (3): 338–353.
Published: 01 July 2017
... Israeli occupation authority employs the two contingent devices of education and the economy in occupied Jerusalem as a base for counter-action in its desperate effort to hit the collective political consciousness that demands terminating occupation, liberation and self-determination. The occupation...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 69–85.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Mourad 2014 ) became key civilian and military figures after joining the National Liberation Front in 1961. With time, they were the ruling elite of the country. Former Prime Minister Belaid Abdessalam describes these collaborators as a product of French colonization, who were extremely charmed by France...