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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-2279–295 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.000016
Published: 01 March 2018
... you force your way in, even with elementary knowledge of computation, a philosophy will unfold before your eyes, described by the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei as “written in that great book which ever lies before our eyes—I mean the universe—but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 131128–138 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.128
Published: 01 March 2020
... conducive to the Syrian opposition. Nonetheless, the author argues that self-criticism does not mean the death of the Syrian Revolution; rather, describing the facts and learning from mistakes could build a new effort that might bring the Syrians to safety. The author believes that the revolution...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13123–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.23
Published: 01 March 2020
... also related to, and sometimes a product of, the preceding phenomenon of refugees and casualties of war. As international recognized borders have divided stateless nations, borderland communities are still unified by their ethnicity, language, and religion, that is, their unique social and political...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12437–60 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.37
Published: 01 December 2019
... measures the importance of the individual’s membership in his/her social in-group to self-concept. Importance of identity to self-concept (mean = 6.71, SD = 1.180, Cronbach’s alpha = 0.799). This factor consisted of two statements, and respondents with higher total scores on the scale attached higher...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 1243–16 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.3
Published: 01 December 2019
... ethnic identities within Muslim countries, including Arab, Amazigh, African, Persian, and Kurd. All the above categories fall under their own smaller identity affiliations that distinguish them on a regional, tribal, or religious basis from other groups ( Al-Najjar 2013 ). This means that the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 124165–172 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.165
Published: 01 December 2019
... History of Libya: A Collection of Studies (Beirut: Center for Arab Unity Studies, 2019). 256 pp. ISBN 978-9953-82-881-7. Ahmad Sedqi Al-Dajani (1936–2003), a twentieth-century prominent thinker, historian, and prominent figure of the Arabic language, was among the most outstanding authors who wrote...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12461–82 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.61
Published: 01 December 2019
... adoption of practices, standards, and pioneering initiatives in this area, insofar as there is a prevailing impression that exclusion or discrimination against women is not acceptable overall. In practice, does this mean that lessons have been learned from the past in relation to the nature of the feminist...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 124104–120 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.104
Published: 01 December 2019
... inconsistency as a philosopher who turned his back on justice means that the fame he gained so quickly in the West would wilt and disappear (267). Another dissertation on the philosophy of Marcuse was submitted to the Department of Philosophy at Zagazig University by Hasan Hammad in 1989 . It was...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 124121–140 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.121
Published: 01 December 2019
... , January 13, 2019) and using language of hate in referring to African-Americans. In July 2019, Trump told American-born congresswomen of color to go back to the countries they came from ( NYTI , July 16, 2019, 6). He subsequently stepped up his attacks on those four liberal democrats in congress—all women...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 1233–20 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123001
Published: 03 September 2019
... or Muslim world. A discussion of this thesis requires constructing a different methodological approach to the concept of politics and its place in the project of political Islam and, therefore, a precise understanding of the meaning and logic that politics has for them. It is not simply founded on...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12365–82 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123004
Published: 03 September 2019
... Arabic language. Describing it as a means aimed at targeting the ethnic minority, and reflecting a so-called Arab “superiority complex” regarding the efficiency of Africans, they demanded the implementation of an educational system specifically tailored for African communities ( Ould Salem 2014a , 89...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12253–80 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122003
Published: 02 June 2019
... and PhD/PHD 9 Diploma/BT 2 BS Eng. 1 Total 35 Note: BS, bachelor of science, PHD, doctorate; BT, vocational training post-baccalaureate. TABLE 8. Sunni Preachers’ Proficiency in Languages Other than Arabic N None 14 Some knowledge 4 One language...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12225–52 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122002
Published: 02 June 2019
... fact that activists are presented with various dilemmas, among others, shifting goals, as follows: “Do you stick with your original goals, trying to find the right means, or do you adjust your goals to your abilities and opportunities?” Furthermore, he assessed that activists expand their goals if they...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 122139–150 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122006
Published: 02 June 2019
... Brealey . Buckley, Peter J . 1992 . Studies in International Business . New York : St. Martin’s . Clarke, Richard A . 2005 . The Scorpion’s Gate . New York : Penguin Putnam . Cremer, Rolf D ., and Mary J. Willes . 1998 . The Tongue of the Tiger: Overcoming Language Barriers in...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 122105–138 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122005
Published: 02 June 2019
.../military means to achieve Israeli objectives. In the face of this, while the Palestinian tries to defend his home, he also tries to avoid being ensnared in the Israeli planning trap by rejecting it and, in some cases, by proposing alternatives, but these attempts have remained limited and have not...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 122171–182 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122009
Published: 02 June 2019
...). 623 pp. ISBN 9783899112139. The author of this book raises prominent questions as a means to criticize Western political thought, namely liberal thought being the most prevalent in the West, the moral basis of political commitment, the limits of political power and its association with democracy...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 1223–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122001
Published: 02 June 2019
... performance of Syria and Egypt depended more on oil. The output rate per worker in the neoliberal era is amplified by oil revenues, which in fact means much less. As a socialist Arab nationalist solution does not seem currently feasible due to the unfortunate state of affairs...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 121107–124 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.121007
Published: 01 March 2019
... international political and normative context. Controlling the meanings of “security,” as well as the coercive resources the security sector provides, has been paramount in the consolidation of the current regime. This article shows the importance of official narratives on security and their evolution over the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 121125–138 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.121008
Published: 01 March 2019
...-permissions . 2019 This is the second book that Dr. Frederick Matouq has devoted to the sociology of Asabiyyah—a term meaning fanaticism, partisanship, and tribalism. It is a continuation of his book Clash of Arab Asabiyyah (2018). As the author explains, the book is intended for those wishing to...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 11483–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.114005
Published: 04 December 2018
...Ali Kassem A hawza is the establishment responsible for the training of Shia Islam’s imams, preachers, professors, and researchers. For hundreds of years, its educational model has involved the teaching of Fikh , Usul , philosophy, Quranic studies and Arabic language. Over the past few decades, the...